Zak joins Joe in England Knights squad

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FORMER Featherstone Rovers and Featherstone Lions player Zak Hardaker has been called up to the England Knights squad for their autumn programme.

Hardaker, who scored a try for Leeds Rhinos in the Super League grand final on Saturday, joins two more former former Lions players - Hull FC’s Joe Westerman and Hull KR’s Liam Watts - in a 22-man squad that also includes current Castleford Tigers first team centre Joe Arundel, who started as a junior at Castleford Panthers.

The Knights will make their competitive debut against France at Leigh Sports Village on Saturday, October 15 (3pm).

The full 22-man squad is:

Joe Arundel (Castleford Tigers, Castleford Panthers)

Jodie Broughton (Salford City Reds, Queens)

Josh Charnley (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Pats)

Chris Clarkson (Leeds Rhinos, East Leeds)

Paul Clough (St Helens, Blackbrook)

Mike Cooper (Warrington Wolves, Latchford Albion)

James Donaldson (Bradford Bulls, Wath Brow Hornets)

Liam Farrell (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Pats)

Jamie Foster (St Helens, Blackbrook)

Luke Gale (Harlequins RL, Middleton Marauders)

Zak Hardaker (Leeds Rhinos, Featherstone Lions)

Ben Harrison (Warrington Wolves, Barrow Island)

Danny Houghton (Hull FC, East Hull)

Scott Moore (St Helens, Blackbrook)

Lee Mossop (Wigan Warriors, Hensingham)

Richie Myler (Warrington Wolves, Halton West Bank)

Stefan Ratchford (Warrington Wolves, Wigan St Pats)

Chris Riley (Warrington Wolves, Woolston Rovers)

Matty Smith (Salford City Reds, Blackbrook)

Liam Watts (Hull KR, Featherstone Lions)

Kris Welham (Hull KR, Myton Warriors)

Joe Westerman (Hull FC, Featherstone Lions)