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Wigan Warriors trio heading to play rugby league in Papua New Guinea

Centre Oliver Gildart
Centre Oliver Gildart

Oliver Gildart is among three Wigan players heading on tour to Papua New Guinea.

Sam Powell and Tom Davies have also been included in the second-string England Knights squad for the autumn trip.

Coach Paul Anderson has named the trio in his 24-man touring party for the two matches against the Kumuls, on Saturday October 27 in Lae and then Port Moresby a week later.

They will spend a week training at Brisbane Broncos’ training facilities in the build-up to the tour.

The England Knights has been revived this year to provide a pathway into the full England side.

Ex-Warrior Jack Hughes, now at Warrington, will captain the Knights and former GB captain Paul Sculthorpe will be assistant coach.

England Knights Squad (club and amateur club in brackets):

Oliver Holmes (Castleford Tigers, Normanton Knights)

Greg Minikin (Castleford Tigers, Wetherby Bulldogs)

Kruise Leeming (Huddersfield Giants, Siddal)

Chris Atkin (Hull KR, Widnes St Maries)

Robbie Mulhern (Hull KR. Normanton Knights)

Jamie Shaul (Hull FC, Skirlaugh)

Dean Hadley (Hull FC, Skirlaugh)

Brad Fash (Hull FC, West Hull)

Mikolaj Oledzki (Leeds Rhinos, Hunslet Warriors)

Liam Sutcliffe (Leeds Rhinos, Hunslet Warriors)

Jack Walker (Leeds Rhinos, East Leeds)

Ash Handley (Leeds Rhinos, Oulton Raiders)

Danny Richardson (St Helens, Halton Hornets)

Matt Lees (St Helens, Rochdale Mayfield)

James Batchelor (Wakefield Trinity, Crigglestone All Blacks)

Sam Powell (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks)

Oliver Gildart (Wigan Warriors, Chorley Panthers)

Tom Davies (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks)

Harvey Livett (Warrington Wolves, Rylands Sharks)

Jack Hughes (Warrington Wolves, Golborne Parkside)

Joe Philbin (Warrington Wolves, Culcheth Eagles)

Toby King (Warrington Wolves, Meltham All Backs)

Matt Whitley (Widnes Vikings, Bold Miners)

Danny Walker (Widnes Vikings, Rylands Sharks)