SOME people may have wondered if England had much chance against New Zealand when their record try-scorer Ryan Hall was, like so many leading players, ruled out of this series due to major knee surgery in August.
DO not dare suggest to former Castleford Tigers hooker Daryl Clark how exciting it would be if New Zealand pipped England in the second Test and this fascinating series was to go to a decider at Elland Road next week.
CASTLEFORD Tigers’ Adam Milner says he is ready to take up influential Sean O’Loughlin’s role if the England captain fails in his bid to be fit for Sunday’s potentially decisive second Test against New Zealand.
SAM TOMKINS at scrum-half is the surprise pick in Wayne Bennett’s England side for the first Test against New Zealand tomorrow with St Helens centre Mark Percival a shock omission and Oliver Gildart debuting.
England head coach Wayne Bennett has included Leeds Rhinos’ Richie Myler and Sam Tomkins in his 19-man squad for the first Test with New Zealand - but left out Stefan Ratchford and a trio of Yorkshire-based players.