Blake Austin added to England squad for World Cup NinesCat:未分類

The Australia-born stand-off Blake Austin of warrington has been called into the England squad for Its Downer World Cup Nines in Sydney.

Austin simplifies his sailors team-mate Jack Hughes, who has been ruled out of the Nines tournament but hopes to be fit to link up with Austin before the Great Britain and Ireland Lions tour of Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. Austin, that participates by a British grandmother, has left a large impact in his first time and has been shortlisted for the Man of Steel award won by Salfords Jackson Hastings. England Women have also lost a part of the 16-strong squad to the four-team Girlss Nines competition that will operate together with the mens at the Bankwest Stadium at Parramatta next week. After suffering a head injury during Sundays success at St Helens at the Womens Super League semi final, leeds forward Shannon Lacey was ruled out. Although she remains hopeful of recovering in time to connect England excursion of Papua New Guinea later this month the accident principles Lacey out of Friday nights Grand Final from Castleford in St Helens. Both the mens and womens squads will fly to Sydney on Saturday and perform their first matches following Friday (October 18) until the majority of their competitions will be played on Saturday October 19 – together with all games shown live on Sky Sports. Revised England squads Guys: B Austin, T Burgess, D Clark, J Connor, J Graham (c), R , A Handley, R Lyne, J McGillvary, R Sutton, S Tomkins, J Trueman, L Watts, E Whitehead, G Widdop, G Williams. Girls: N Williams, Vitamin Anderson, C Beevers, L Burke, C Crowl, J Cunningham, F Gaskin, K Gentles, A Hardcastle, S Hoyle, R Marshall, S Peach, G Roche, E Rudge, TJ Stanley. Read more here: