England Academy squad announcement
The Academy side go up against France as part of a double-header which will also see the England Women team in action against their French counterparts (4.30pm).
The Academy squad features six players from Wigan Warriors while Leeds Rhinos (four) and St Helens (three) are joined by sole representatives from Warrington Wolves, Bradford Bulls, Salford City Reds, Huddersfield Giants and Widnes Vikings.
“I’m very pleased with the talent we have in this squad,” said Elliott. “We’ve got some very promising players and some experienced heads in there as well so I’m looking forward to seeing how they come together.
“The game against France will be a great test for this group. France are always very tough and physical at this age level so they’ll be a good challenge for us. It also gives us the opportunity to test our lads out and see where we are at this stage and how our preparation is coming together.
“We’ll be looking for a good team performance as we continue building towards this summer’s tour of Australia which will be massive for us.”
England Academy Squad to play France (professional and community clubs in brackets):
Connor Farrell (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Pats)
Dominic Speakman (St Helens, Halton Hornets)
George Williams (Wigan Warriors, Ince Rose Bridge)
James Saltonstall (Warrington Wolves, Siddal)
Joe Burgess (Wigan Warriors, Ince Rose Bridge)
John Bateman (Bradford Bulls, Dudley Hill)
Jonathan Ford (Salford City Reds, Blackbrook Royals)
Jordan Baldwinson (Leeds Rhinos, Hunslet Warriors)
Jordan Harper (Leeds Rhinos, Normanton Knights)
Josh Johnson (Huddersfield Giants, Saddleworth)
Lewis Tierney (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Pats)
Liam Sutcliffe (Leeds Rhinos, Hunslet Warriors)
Luke Thompson (St Helens, Pilkington Recs)
Mark Percival (St Helens, Halton Hornets)
Rob Mulhern (Leeds Rhinos, Normanton Knights)
Ryan Hampshire (Wigan Warriors, Normanton Knights)
Ryan Sutton (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Pats)
Tom Gilmore (Widnes Vikings, Halton Hornets)
Tickets for the England Academy v France (6.30pm) and England Women v France (4.30pm) double-header at Odsal Stadium on Friday June 15, cost just £3 and can be purchased on the gate.