England meet France 20:00 Friday 23 October

England will open their Four Nations campaign against France at the Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster on Friday, 23 October with Kick-off: 2000 BST. SkySports2. They will then play Australia on the 31 October and New Zealand on 7 November.

The squad will however be without Sean O’Loughlin who has been ruled out of the Four Nations tournament after cracking a bone in his thumb during Englands win over Wales on Saturday.

The Wigan captain will be replaced in the squad by Hull winger Tom Briscoe. Briscoe, 19, missed three months of the season with an ankle problem, and said his Four Nations call-up had come “totally out of the blue”.

The referee for Fridays meeting will be the Kiwi Leon Williamson