Head Coach Tim Sheens today announces his Combined Nations All Stars to face England at Warrington’s Halliwell Jones Stadium on Friday June 25.
Sheens, a World Cup winner with the 2013 Kangaroos, has confirmed that Leeds Rhinos prop Matt Prior will be co-captain alongside Jackson Hastings of Wigan Warriors.
Notable selections for the All Stars include Jermaine McGillvary, Jake Connor and Kruise Leeming, who will all be aiming to impress England coach Shaun Wane ahead of Rugby League World Cup 2021.
Combined Nations All Stars Head Coach, Tim Sheens, said: “When this concept was created the aim was to give England a highly intense match as part of their preparations ahead of the Rugby League World Cup 2021.
“I’m confident we’ve assembled a squad that can do that. As it was always the case that Shaun would get first pick for England, we obviously had to wait and work within the guidelines when selecting players.
“I’m really looking forward to working with them – and I hope we’re all going to enjoy the experience, getting to know some new people and try out some new combinations.
“Also, the match is being played to help raise funds for the Mose Masoe Foundation and the players will take great pride in wearing the Mose-inspired jersey, which will no doubt will add to their motivation to perform well.”
Combined Nations All Stars 19-player squad
Jake Connor (Hull FC), Kenny Edwards (Huddersfield Giants), Jackson Hastings (Wigan Warriors), Liam Kay (Wakefield Trinity), Kruise Leeming (Leeds Rhinos), Ricky Leutele (Huddersfield Giants), Peter Mata’utia (Castleford Tigers), Suaia Matagi (Castleford Tigers), Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants), Junior Moors (Featherstone Rovers), Pauli Pauli (Salford Red Devils), Nathan Peats (Leigh Centurions), Matt Prior (Leeds Rhinos), Chris Satae (Hull FC), Andre Savelio (Hull FC), Aidan Sezer (Huddersfield Giants), Ken Sio (Salford Red Devils), Kelepi Tanginoa (Wakefield Trinity), Luke Yates (Huddersfield Giants)
Tickets for the Combined Nations versus England game are available now from only £20 (adults) and £10 (under 16s) at eticketing.co.uk/rugbyleague. Due to current Covid restrictions a limited allocation of tickets is on sale now for this fixture, which is part of a historic double-header featuring The National Lottery Women’s International between England and Wales.
All Stars kit partner OXEN has worked with former Samoan international Mose Masoe on kit design and £10 from every shirt sold will go direct to the Mose Masoe Foundation, the charity set up following his injury to support to his family. The foundation will also support other Rugby League players who suffer spinal injuries.
Official shirt sponsor is leading roadside assistance and vehicle recovery provider, Green Flag. The All Stars shirt is available to buy now at eliteproports.co.uk