England Academy squad and schedule

England Academy squad (Photo: England RL)
England Academy squad (Photo: England RL)

The England Academy side are currently in Australia and preparing for their three game tour, which begins this weekend.

The squad, which was announced on June 3, features players from nine Super League clubs and is coached by Andy Kelly.

They will face a Penrith Panthers side this weekend before beginning a two game series against the recently selected Australian Schoolboys side.

A fixture against the Canterbury Bulldogs was originally scheduled for the past weekend but was called off.

Instead the squad underwent a training session with the Sydney Roosters first grade squad, a tour of Allianz Stadium and a video session with current Roosters assistant and England national team coach Steve McNamara.

2016 England Academy squad (professional club & community club in brackets)
Caine Barnes (Wigan Warriors, Seaton Rangers)
James Batchelor (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Oulton Raiders)
Matthew Costello (St Helens, Orrell St James)
Matthew English (Huddersfield Giants, Stanley Rangers)
Rob Fairclough (St Helens, Blackbrook Royals)
Owen Farnworth (Widnes Vikings, Chorley Panthers)
Callum Field (Wigan Warriors, Stanley Rangers)
Conor Fitzsimmons (Castleford Tigers, Seaton Rangers)
Josh Ganson (Wigan Warriors, Blackbrook Royals)
Lewis Heckford (Wigan Warriors, Stanley Rangers)
Ryan Jones (Leeds Rhinos, Oulton Raiders)
Jez Litten (City of Hull Academy, West Hull)
Judah Mazive (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Oulton Raiders)
Craig Mullen (Wigan Warriors, Blackbrook Royals)
Will Oakes (City of Hull Academy, Eastmoor Dragons)
Mikolaj Oledzki (Leeds Rhinos, Hunslet Warriors)
Liam Paisley (Wigan Warriors, Dalton)
Cameron Smith (Leeds Rhinos, Castleford Panthers)
Morgan Smith (Warrington Wolves, Stanley Rangers)
Brad Walker (Widnes Vikings, Askam)
Danny Walker (Widnes Vikings, Crosfields)
Liam Walsh (Widnes Vikings, Halton and Farnworth Hornets)
Joe Wardill (City of Hull Academy, Beverley Braves)
Jack Wells (Wigan Warriors, Folly Lane)

Australian Tour schedule
Saturday July 23 – England Academy v Penrith Panthers (Pepper Stadium)
Sunday July 31 – England Academy v Australia Schoolboys (Dolphin Oval, Redcliffe)
Saturday August 6 – England Academy v Australia Schoolboys (Southern Cross Group Stadium)

Read more: http://www.rugby-league.com/article/37646/kelly-confirms-england-academy-squad-for-australia-tour
Read more: http://www.rugby-league.com/england/article/37975/academy-game-against-bulldogs-called-off

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