Tigers star set to take on England

Rangi Chase
Rangi Chase

CASTLEFORD Tigers star Rangi Chase has been selected to start for the Exiles team in Friday’s CarPlan International Origin Match at Headingley Carnegie.

Chase will partner Wigan’s Thomas Leuluai at half-back before the two are on opposing sides when the Tigers take on the Warriors at the Probiz Coliseum on Sunday.

Two other Wigan players are in the Exiles team with four in the opposing England squad.

England have included former Castleford player Michael Shenton at centre while ex-Featherstone Lions junior Tom Briscoe plays on the wing and one-time loan player at Cas, Luke Robinson, is set to start at hooker.

The full teams are:

Exiles: Brett Hodgson (Warrington Wolves & Australia); Pat Richards (Wigan Warriors & Australia), George Carmont (Wigan Warriors & Samoa), Matt King (Warrington Wolves & Australia), Francis Meli (St Helens & Samoa); Rangi Chase (Castleford Tigers & New Zealand), Thomas Leuluai (Wigan Warriors & New Zealand); Tony Puletua (St Helens & New Zealand), Danny Buderus (Leeds Rhinos & Australia), Mark O’Meley (Hull FC & Australia), Iosia Soliola (St Helens & New Zealand), Willie Manu (Hull FC & Tonga), Craig Fitzgibbon (Hull FC & Australia). Subs: David Faiumu (Huddersfield Giants & New Zealand), Kylie Leuluai (Leeds Rhinos & Samoa), Louis Anderson (Warrington Wolves & New Zealand), David Fa’alogo (Huddersfield Giants & New Zealand). Reserve: Glenn Morrison (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats & Australia).

England: Sam Tomkins (Wigan Warriors), Ryan Hall (Leeds Rhinos), Michael Shenton (St Helens), Chris Bridge (Warrington Wolves), Tom Briscoe (Hull FC); Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos), Richard Myler (Warrington Wolves); Jamie Peacock (Leeds Rhinos), Luke Robinson (Huddersfield Giants), James Graham (St Helens), Jon Wilkin (St Helens), Ben Westwood (Warrington Wolves), Sean O’Loughlin (Wigan Warriors). Subs: Michael McIlorum (Wigan Warriors), Adrian Morley (Warrington Wolves), Garreth Carvell (Warrington Wolves), Joel Tomkins (Wigan Warriors). Reserve: Jamie Jones Buchanan (Leeds Rhinos).