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England v New Zealand Test series: Five uncapped players in Wayne Bennett's squad to face Kiwis
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England v New Zealand Test series: Five uncapped players in Wayne Bennett’s squad to face Kiwis


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England v New Zealand Test series on the BBC
Venues: KCOM Stadium, Hull; Anfield, Liverpool; Elland Road, Leeds
Dates: 27 October to 11 November
Coverage: Watch live coverage and highlights on BBC TV, Connected TV, online & the BBC Sport app and listen to live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

Wakefield Trinity winger Tom Johnstone and centre Reece Lyne are among five newcomers called up for England’s autumn Test series against New Zealand.

St Helens prop Luke Thompson, Wigan back-rower Joe Greenwood and Castleford lock Adam Milner are also uncapped.

Although injury rules out St George Illawarra half-back Gareth Widdop, there is a strong NRL contingent including Sam, Tom and George Burgess.

England begin the series against the Kiwis in Hull on 27 October.

The internationals, which also include a friendly against France in Leigh on 17 October, are the first since the mid-season Test against the Kiwis in Denver, in which Hull FC back Jake Connor and the Saints pair of Tommy Makinson and Mark Percival impressed.

More to follow.

England squad: Bateman, Greenwood, O’Loughlin, S. Tomkins, Williams (Wigan), G Burgess, S Burgess, T Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Clark, Hill, Ratchford (Warrington), Connor (Hull FC), Gale, Milner (Castleford) Graham (St George Illawarra), Hodgson, Whitehead (Canberra), Johnstone, Lyne (Wakefield), Lomax, Makinson, Percival, Thompson (St Helens), McGillvary (Huddersfield)

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Source BBC News

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