Warriors in England action

Wigan's Logan Tomkins who is in the England Knights squad
Wigan's Logan Tomkins who is in the England Knights squad
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AT least 11 Wigan players will be involved on England duty at the same venue this Saturday.

Five Warriors are included in Steve McNamara’s squad for a friendly against Italy, a week before their World Cup campaign begins.

And six players from the Cherry and Whites have been named in the second-string Knights squad. They take on Samoa, who could field Harrison Hansen in their ranks.

Logan Tomkins has been called into the Knights set-up - marking a good week for the brothers, with older brother Joel in the England RU set-up and Sam in the England RL team.

McNamara has announced a starting-line up for the game at Salford and will use seven players from an unlimited interchange bench for a match that is not being classed as a full international.

The only players not available to McNamara are Warrington second rower Ben Westwood, who is serving a one-match suspension for punching Blake Green in the Grand Final, and Wigan loose forward Sean O’Loughlin, who is still recovering from an injury-hit end to the domestic season with the double winners.

England: S Tomkins (Wigan); R Hall (Leeds), C Ablett (Leeds), L Cudjoe (Huddersfield), T Briscoe (Hull); R Chase (Castleford), Sinfield (Leeds, capt); J Graham (Canterbury Bulldogs), M McIlorum (Wigan), L Mossop (Wigan), L Farrell (Wigan), G Hock (Widnes), S Burgess (South Sydney).

Replacements: R Burrow (Leeds), J Roby (St Helens), J Charnley (Wigan), K Watkins (Leeds), G Burgess (South Sydney), C Hill (Warrington), G Widdop (Melbourne).

England Knights: T Makinson (St Helens); I Thornley (Wigan), J Jones (St Helens), Z Hardaker (Leeds), B Cockayne (Wakefield); Dan Sarginson (London Broncos), S Powell (Wigan); T Burgess (South Sydney), J Hodgson (Hull KR), S Taylor (Wigan), B Ferres (Huddersfield), E Whitehead (Catalan Dragons), D Crosby (Wigan).

Replacements: C Green (Hull), J Hughes (Wigan), M Lawrence (Huddersfield), K Dixon (London Broncos), B Singleton (Leeds), J Bowden (Hull), L Tomkins (Wigan)