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Super League Man of Steel Jackson Hastings was appointed to Papua New Guinea and New Zealand.
The 24-year-old Australian qualifies via a Plymouth-born grandparent for Great Britain and helped Salford achieve this years Grand Final.
Wigan full-back Zak Hardaker continues to be included.
The Lions will perform with four games.
Prior to two matches against New Zealand plus a Last fixture from PNG on 16 November they confront Tonga at New Zealand on 26 October.
Amazing Britain, who performed their first match against the Kiwis at 1908, have not played overseas since touring Australia and New Zealand in 2006.
Following a 3-0 home series win over New Zealand in 2007, with the 3 home countries competing individually from the 2008 World Cup, the Lions were disbanded.
Total GB Lions group: 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 will be the most represented group, with Blake Austin, Daryl Clark, Chris Hill, Jack Hughes and Joe Philbin all selected, while Grand Final winners St Helens have four players, Lachlan Coote, Jonny Lomax, Luke Thompson and Alex Walmsley, at the group.
Salfords Josh Jones and Castlefords Jake Trueman are included despite never having been capped by England.
34, skipper Graham, could acquire his Test cap on the tour. The former Saints prop, who made five appearances in 2006-07 for the Lions and is the sole survive from this group, has since won 44 caps for England.
Hastings choice in the group reaches a remarkable 18 weeks since he was released by NRL facet Manly Sea Eagles following a series of problems.
Salford signed the half-back in July 2018 on a deal until the end of the year and he helped them to keep their Super League status.
As they attained a first-ever Grand Final, they lost to St Helens, after registering a one-year extension he starred for the Red Devils in 2019, and his performances watched him win the Man of Steel award.
The Rugby Football League supported that he was eligible to play for Great Britain and hes among three players from the squad, along with Coote and also Austin.
Saturdays defeat by Saints has been Hastings game for Salford since he will combine Wigan to the 2020 season.
Hastings Salford team-mate Jones not expected to participate in the excursion at the start of this 2019 year old.
The Hull demonstrated that if he was called to the group, he would need to cancel his honeymoon and got married on Sunday.
Wigan full-back Hardaker has been capped at senior level from England because he functioned a 14-month ban for testing positive for cocaine whilst playing for Castleford 42, earlier but that is his involvement on an worldwide level.
On the other hand, Steels 2015 Man enjoyed a effort together with the Warriors, scoring 11 tries in 27 Super League looks.
26 October: Tonga v GB RL Lions (on air 07:30 on BBC Two, 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 air 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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