By Richard Cowley, Updated: 13/6/13
On June 14th England will be taking on the Exiles in the only International Origin fixture for 2013. The game will kick-off at 8pm at The Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington.
Steve McNamara will be using the International Origin match to fine tune England’s preparations for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup which they are co-hosting with Wales later in the year.
Brian McClennan is returning to the UK to coach the Exiles. The New Zealander led the Exiles – a team comprising the cream of overseas talent drawn from Super League – to victory in the inaugural Origin fixture back in 2011.
Brett Hodgson who is currently playing for Warrington in the Super League will captain the Exiles team against England.
The game will also give a chance for the Exiles players to push for selection in 2013 Rugby League World Cup squads for their respective nations.
The Exiles currently lead the International Origin score board having won 2 of the 3 matches played so far. England will be looking to square the tally up on the 14th of June. This 2013 Exiles squad includes players from Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, Tonga, Ireland and the Cook Islands.
Tickets for the 2013 International Origin Game, England v Exiles at The Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington, are now on sale from Â£20 adults, Â£15 concession, Â£10 children. To purchase tickets please call the RFL Ticket office on 0844 856 1113 or visit www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk
International Origin Game Day
England v Exiles – Friday 14th June at 8pm Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington.
International Origin TV/Radio broadcast details:
TV: 8pm on SkySports 2HD in the UK. 5am (Saturday 15th June) on Eurosport in Australia.
Previous International Origin Matches between England and the Exiles
2011 – Jun 10th England 12 – Exiles 16
2012 – Jun 16th England 18 – Exiles 10
2012 – Jul 4th England 20 – Exiles 32
2013 International Origin – England v Exiles teams
2013 International Origin England Team:
1 Sam Tomkins – Wigan Warriors
2 Josh Charnley – Wigan Warriors
3 Leroy Cudjoe – Huddersfield Giants
4 Zak Hardaker – Leeds Rhinos
5 Ryan Hall – Leeds Rhinos
6 Kevin Sinfield – Leeds Rhinos (Capt)
7 Richie Myler – Warrington Wolves
8 Chris Hill – Warrington Wolves
9 James Roby – St Helens
10 Lee Mossop – Wigan Warriors
11 Liam Farrell – Wigan Warriors
12 Gareth Ellis – Hull FC
13 Jamie Jones-Buchanan – Leeds Rhinos
14 Rangi Chase – Castleford Tigers
15 Eorl Crabtree – Huddersfield Giants
16 Ben Westwood – Warrington Wolves
17 Brett Ferres – Huddersfield Giants
2013 International Origin Exiles Team:
1 Brett Hodgson (Warrington Wolves, Australia, Captain),
2 Joel Monaghan (Warrington Wolves, Australia)
3 Steve Menzies (Catalans Dragons, Australia),
4 Joel Moon (Leeds Rhinos, Australia)
5 Pat Richards (Wigan Warriors, Ireland)
6 Travis Burns (Hull Kingston Rovers, Australia)
7 Michael Dobson (Hull Kingston Rovers, Australia)
8 Kylie Leuluai (Leeds Rhinos, Samoa)
9 Heath L’Estrange (Bradford Bulls, Australia)
10 Tony Puletua (St Helens, Samoa)
11 Sia Soliola (St Helens, Samoa)
12 Trent Waterhouse (Warrington Wolves, Australia)
13 Harrison Hansen (Wigan Warriors, Samoa),
14 Lance Hohaia (St Helens, New Zealand)
15 Mickey Paea (Hull Kingston Rovers, Tonga)
16 Zeb Taia (Catalan Dragons, Cook Islands)
17 Chris Bailey (London Broncos, Australia)