By Richard Cowley, Date: 6/3/13

England Rugby League have bolted out of the barrier early by naming 30 man elite train on squad for their planned internationals for 2013 including the World Cup.

The first big test for England will be on the 14th on June when they take on the Exiles in the only International Origin match for 2013 at The Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington, England.

England will then play a warm up match against France later in the year before their opening World Cup match against the Australian Kangaroos on the 26th of October at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales.

It’s expected that England players like Sam Burgess and Gareth Widdop currently playing down under in the National Rugby League (NRL) will join the England squad after their NRL club commitments are over at the end of the NRL season.

England have a big year ahead as they try to win the Rugby League World Cup (RLWC) for the first time since 1972. In 1972 they played as Great Britain and were awarded the World Cup based on table standings after drawing with Australia 10 all in the 1972 World Cup final.

2013 England Rugby League Elite Training Squad

Carl Ablett (Leeds Rhinos)
Tom Briscoe (Hull FC)
Rob Burrow (Leeds Rhinos)
Garreth Carvell (Warrington Wolves)
Josh Charnley (Wigan Warriors)
Rangi Chase (Castleford Tigers)
Ben Cockayne (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats)
Eorl Crabtree (Huddersfield Giants)
Leroy Cudjoe (Huddersfield Giants)
Gareth Ellis (Hull FC)
Liam Farrell (Wigan Warriors)
Ryan Hall (Leeds Rhinos)
Zak Hardaker (Leeds Rhinos)
Gareth Hock (Widnes Vikings)
Chris Hill (Warrington Wolves)
Jamie Jones-Buchanan (Leeds Rhinos)
Danny McGuire (Leeds Rhinos)
Michael McIlorum (Wigan Warriors)
Adrian Morley (Warrington Wolves)
Lee Mossop (Wigan Warriors)
Richie Myler (Warrington Wolves)
Sean O’Loughlin (Wigan Warriors)
Stefan Ratchford (Warrington Wolves)
James Roby (St Helens)
Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos)
Danny Tickle (Hull FC)
Sam Tomkins (Wigan Warriors)
Kallum Watkins (Leeds Rhinos)
Ben Westwood (Warrington Wolves)
Jon Wilkin (St Helens)

To find out more about the 2013 RLWC and previuos Rugby League World Cup’s check out our RLWC page

http://www.rugbyleagueplanet.com/2013-rugby-league-world-cup/545-2013-rugby-league-world-cup-rlwc

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