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

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

Austin simplifies his Wolves team-mate Jack Hughes, who has been ruled from this Nines championship but hopes to be fit to join with Austin ahead of the four-match Great Britain and Ireland Lions tour of New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. Austin, who participates through an English grandmother, has left a significant impact in his first time and was shortlisted for the Man of Steel award won by Salfords Jackson Hastings. England Women have lost a member of the 16-strong squad for its Girlss Nines contest that will operate alongside the mens at the Bankwest Stadium at Parramatta next week. Leeds ahead Shannon Lacey was ruled out after suffering a head injury during Sundays success at St Helens in the Womens Super League semi final. Lacey is also ruled by the accident though she remains optimistic of regaining time to connect Englands two-Test excursion of Papua New Guinea. Both the mens and womens squads will fly to Sydney on Saturday and perform with their first matches next Friday (October 18) until the bulk of their opponents 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: Vitamin Anderson, C Beevers, L Burke, C Crowl, J Cunningham, F Gaskin, K Gentles, A Hardcastle R Marshall, S Peach, G Roche, E Rudge, TJ Stanley, N Williams. Read more here: