England Add Five Newcomers To Squad

England Add Five Newcomers To Squad

England coach Wayne Bennett has added five newcomers to his squad for the autumn Test series against New Zealand.

Wakefield Trinity winger Tom Johnstone, who crossed for 24 tries in the past season, has been called up along with centre Reece Lyne from the West Yorkshire club.

St Helens prop Luke Thompson, Wigan back-rower Joe Greenwood and Castleford lock Adam Milner have also been picked and are in line to win their first international caps.

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There is a strong contingent from the NRL for the series, which starts at Hull on October 27, while beforehand there is a friendly against France at Leigh on October 17.

“The England team have an attractive and important series of matches this autumn, and the players are relishing the prospect of representing their country in front of home crowds again,” said Bennett.

“It’s important that we build on the positive work of the last couple of years, including last year’s World Cup and the Denver Test, against what we’d expect to be the usual stern challenge from the Kiwis.”

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