Rhinos trio named in Knights squad for Jamaica clash

Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com - 17/10/2019 - Rugby League - England Knights Training - Weetwood Hall, Leeds, England - Harry Newman.

Leeds Rhinos players Mikolaj Oledzki, Cameron Smith and Harry Newman will all feature for England Knight fixture against Jamaica at Emerald Headingley on Sunday afternoon.

Sam Powell has been appointed captain for the England Knights. The 27-year-old Wigan hooker or half is one of a handful of players in a new-look Knights squad who have been involved in the programme for the last two years, and played in both internationals on last autumn’s short tour of Papua New Guinea.

Paul Anderson, the Knights head coach, said: “Sam was one of our vice captains in PNG, and he’s an ideal man to step up and lead the team this year.

“He’s a senior man in a young squad with a lot of experience at the highest level, and he’s respected by all of the group.

“We’ve had a really good preparation for the game, including an excellent session with the Academy squad at Weetwood which was really valuable to both teams.

“It’s a great weekend for the England Performance Unit with five of our six teams in action. We’re delighted to be part of that with the Knights, and I’m really looking forward to seeing the boys rip in against Jamaica.”

England Knights v Jamaica match tickets priced from £10 Adults, £5 U21s and £3 for Juniors (age 16 and under) are available from tickets.therhinos.co.uk, by calling 0371 423 1315, or heading to the Leeds Rugby Ticket Office at Emerald Headingley Stadium. All ticket purchases will be subject to a £1.50 booking fee (excl. Print at Home tickets)

If you can’t get to the game, Our League will offer live coverage – in a package that also includes two Oceania Cup fixtures being played during Great Britain’s tour of New Zealand: Samoa versus Fiji at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday November 2; and Fiji versus Papua New Guinea at Orangetheory Stadium in Christchurch on Saturday 9th.

Our League membership is completely free; coverage of all three men’s internationals will be available for an Early Bird price of only £2.49 for anybody who signs up before midnight this Saturday (October 19). The price will be £4.99 from 00.01am on Sunday 20th. All three games will be repeated on at least one occasion during the 24 hours after live coverage.

For details, see below

England Knights squad

Sam Powell                                 Wigan (captain)
Jack Ashworth                           St Helens
Rob Butler                                  London Broncos
Matt English                              Huddersfield
Niall Evalds                               Salford
Joe Greenwood                         Wigan
Toby King                                   Warrington
Kruise Leeming                        Huddersfield
Tom Lineham                            Warrington
Darnell McIntosh                     Huddersfield
Greg Minikin                             Castleford
Harry Newman                        Leeds
Mikolaj Oledzki                        Leeds
Oliver Partington                     Wigan
Danny Richardson                   St Helens
Harry Smith                              Wigan
Cameron Smith                        Leeds
Morgan Smithies                     Wigan
Oliver Wilson                           Huddersfield

Here’s how to watch the match:

1. You need to be/become an Our League member. Sign up/Log in here.
2. Go to your Our League account section.
3. In there, click on the new tab for Knights v Jamaica and go through to the payment area.
4. Once you’ve paid, you can access the stream again in your account section or in the ‘Live Stream’ section of the app.

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