Sydney Roosters lock Victor Radley is one of six NRL players selected in Shaun Wane's England squad for the upcoming Rugby League World Cup as the team looks to go better than 2017's runner-up finish.
While South Sydney's Tom Burgess, Canterbury's Luke Thompson and Canberra's Elliott Whitehead will all return to the English team, Radley, Brisbane Broncos centre Herbie Farnworth and Newcastle Knights winger Dominic Young have all been named to make their Test debut for the nation in a warm-up clash against Fiji.
Young's decision to represent England came as a shock after it looked certain the 21-year-old would represent the Reggae Warriors alongside brother Alex.
FULL LIST: Every World Cup squad as it's announced.
Lancashire-born Farnworth, who hasn't played for Brisbane since suffering a ruptured bicep in Round 14, was elated to be making his first tournament appearance.
“To be named in the squad is an absolute dream,” Farnworth told NRL.com.
“It feels kind of weird that (the tournament) is here now but I can't wait to play on English soil again. I've not played in front of my family for a long, long time… I was about 16 or 17 last time so that will be pretty cool.”
ENGLAND 24-MAN SQUAD
Sam Tomkins (Catalans Dragons) – captain
Andy Ackers (Salford Red Devils)
Joe Batchelor (St Helens)
John Bateman (Wigan Warriors)
Tom Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Mike Cooper (Wigan Warriors)
Herbie Farnworth (Brisbane Broncos)
Ryan Hall (Hull KR)
Chris Hill (Huddersfield Giants)
Morgan Knowles (St Helens)
Matty Lees (St Helens)
Tommy Makinson (St Helens)
Michael McIlourm (Catalans Dragons)
Mike McMeeken (Catalans Dragons)
Mikolaj Oledzki (Leeds Rhinos)
Kai Paul-Pearce (Wigan Warriors)
Victor Radley (Sydney Roosters)
Marc Sneyd (Salford Red Devils)
Luke Thompson (Canterbury Bulldogs)
Kallum Watkins (Salford Red Devils)
Jack Welsby (St Helens)
Elliott Whitehead (Canberra Raiders)
George Williams (Warrington Wolves)
Dom Young (Newcastle Knights)