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Super League Man of Steel Jackson Hastings has been appointed to New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
The Australian aided Salford reach this years Grand Final and Functions through a Plymouth-born grandparent for Great Britain.
Wigan full-back Zak Hardaker has been included.
The Lions, vacationing for the first time because 2006, will play with four matches.
Before two matches against New Zealand and also a Last fixture they confront Tonga at New Zealand on 26 October.
Wonderful Britain, who played their first international game in 1908 against the Kiwis, havent played overseas since touring Australia and New Zealand in 2006.
Together with the three home nations competing separately in the 2008 World Cup, the Lions were sought after a 3-0 home series win over New Zealand in 2007.
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 will be the most represented group, using Blake Austin, Daryl Clark, Chris Hill, Jack Hughes and Joe Philbin all selected, although Grand Final winners St Helens have four gamers, Lachlan Coote, Jonny Lomax, Luke Thompson and Alex Walmsley, at the squad.
Despite never having been capped by England the Jake Trueman of Castleford and salfords Josh Jones are included.
Skipper Graham, 34, could acquire his 50th Test cap. The Saints prop, that made five appearances in 2006-07 for the Lions and is the sole survive from this squad, has won 44 caps for England.
Hastings choice from the squad caps off a remarkable 18 months since he had been released by NRL side Manly Sea Eagles following a series of problems.
The half-back was signed by salford at July 2018 on a deal before the end of the season and he helped them to retain their Super League status.
Since they attained a Grand Final, which they dropped to St Helens, after registering a one-year extension he starred for the Red Devils in 2019, along with his performances saw him win the Man of Steel award.
The Rugby Football League affirmed earlier this month that he was eligible to play for Great Britain and hes among three Australia-born players in the squad, together with Coote and Austin.
Saturdays defeat by Saints has been Hastings final game for Salford since he will combine Wigan for the 2020 season.
Hastings Salford team-mate Jones was not expecting to be involved in the tour at the beginning of the 2019 season.
The Hull revealed last week he would have to cancel his honeymoon when he had been called to the group and got married on Sunday.
Wigan full-back Hardaker was capped at senior level by England since he functioned as a ban earlier but this will be his initial involvement on an worldwide level.
On the other hand, that the 2015 Man of Steel enjoyed a leading campaign.
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 atmosphere 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 2, 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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