England v New Zealand: Five Wigan Warriors stars named in Wayne Bennett's 19-man squad

Oliver Gildart is in Wayne Bennett's 19-man squad to face New Zealand on Saturday. SWPix
Oliver Gildart is in Wayne Bennett's 19-man squad to face New Zealand on Saturday. SWPix

Five Wigan Warriors stars have been named in Wayne Bennett’s initial 19-man England squad to face New Zealand on Saturday.

John Bateman, Oliver Gildart, Sean O’Loughlin, Sam Tomkins and George Williams have been named, with only Joe Greenwood missing out.

England face the Kiwis in the first of their three match Test Series at Hull FC’s KCOM Stadium at 2.30pm and the match will be shown live by the BBC.

The squad is: John Bateman, George Burgess, Tom Burgess, Daryl Clark, Jake Connor, Oliver Gildart, James Graham, Chris Hill, Josh Hodgson, Jonny Lomax, Tommy Makinson, Jermaine McGillvary, Richie Myler, Sean O’Loughlin, Mark Percival, Luke Thompson, Sam Tomkins, Elliot Whitehead, George Williams