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Super League Man of Steel Jackson Hastings has been named to New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
The 24-year-old Australian aided Salford achieve this years Grand Final and Functions for Great Britain.
Wigan full-back Zak Hardaker has been included in Wayne Bennetts squad, who will be captained by James Graham.
The Lions, vacationing for the first time since 2006, will perform with four matches.
They face Tonga at New Zealand on 26 October, prior to two matches against New Zealand plus a Last fixture from PNG on 16 November.
Amazing Britain, who performed their first game against the Kiwis in 1908, havent played overseas since touring Australia and New Zealand in 2006.
After a 3-0 home series win over New Zealand in 2007, with the 3 home nations competing in the 2008 World Cup, the Lions were disbanded.
Full GB Lions team: James Graham (St George Illawarra Dragons) Blake Austin (Warrington Wolves) John Bateman (Canberra Raiders) Tom Burgess (South Sydney) Daryl Clark (Warrington Wolves) Jake Connor (Hull FC) Lachlan Coote (St Helens) Oliver Gildart (Wigan Warriors) Zak Hardaker (Wigan Warriors) Jackson Hastings (Salford Red Devils) Ryan Hall (Sydney Roosters) Chris Hill (Warrington Wolves) Josh Hodgson (Canberra Raiders) Jack Hughes (Warrington Wolves) Josh Jones (Salford Red Devils) Jonny Lomax (St Helens) Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants) Joe Philbin (Warrington Wolves) Luke Thompson (St Helens) Jake Trueman (Castleford Tigers) Alex Walmsley (St Helens) Elliott Whitehead (Canberra Raiders) Gareth Widdop (St George Illawarra Dragons) George Williams (Wigan Warriors).
Warrington are the most represented team, together using Blake Austin, Daryl Clark, Chris Hill, Jack Hughes and Joe Philbin all chosen, while Grand Final winners St Helens have four gamers, Lachlan Coote, Jonny Lomax, Luke Thompson and Alex Walmsley, at the squad.
Despite not having been capped by England at senior 22, Castlefords Jake Trueman and salfords Josh Jones are included.
Skipper Graham, 34, could acquire his Test cap. The former Saints prop, that is the only survive from that group and made five appearances for the Lions, has since won 44 caps for England.
Hastings selection in the group caps off a 18 months since he was released by NRL facet Manly Sea Eagles following a collection of problems.
Up the half-back was signed by salford at July 2018 on a deal and he helped them to keep their Super League status.
Since they reached a Grand Final, which they dropped to St Helens after registering a one-year expansion he starred for the Red Devils in 2019, and his performances watched him win the Man of Steel award.
The Rugby Football League supported earlier this month he was qualified to play Great Britain and hes one of three most players from the squad, along with Coote and also Austin.
Saturdays defeat by Saints was Hastings match for Salford since he will join Wigan for the 2020 season.
Hastings Salford team-mate Jones was also not expecting to be involved in the excursion at the start of the 2019 season.
The Hull FC-bound back-rower got married on Sunday and disclosed he would have to cancel his honeymoon when he had been called into the group.
Unlike Jones, Wigan full-back Hardaker was capped at senior level by England because he served as a 14-month ban earlier but this will be his involvement on an worldwide level.
On the other hand, Steels 2015 Man enjoyed a stellar effort with the Warriors, scoring 11 tries in 27 Super League appearances.
26 October: Tonga v GB RL Lions (on air 07:30 on BBC 2, highlights on BBC One 13:15-14:30)
2 November: New Zealand v GB RL Lions (on air 03:30 on BBC One, highlights on BBC One 13:15-14:30)
9 November: New Zealand v GB RL Lions (on atmosphere 06:30 on BBC Two, highlights on BBC One 13:15-14:30)
16 November: PNG v GB RL Lions (on atmosphere 07:00 on BBC Two, highlights TBC)
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