Jamie Peacock will captain the England Rugby league team that was announced and now includes seven Leeds players from the winning squad in the Grand Final of the Super League. Saints supply the next highest number with 4 and Warrington who had a very good season in 2011 3.
The rest of the squad who will play France in a warm-up game on 21 October before meeting Australia, New Zealand and Wales in the Four Nations sees 2 from Hull, 1 from Castleford, 1 from Huddersfield, 2 from Wests Tigers, 2 from Wigan, 1 from Brisbane and 1 from Melbourne.
We would expect that this outfit will be far to strong for the French and in the Four Nations will beat Wales but we do not feel they will have the power to take out either Australia of New Zealand.
England’s Four Nations squad:
Carl Ablett (Leeds), Ryan Bailey (Leeds), Tom Briscoe (Hull), Garreth Carvell (Warrington), Rangi Chase (Castleford), Leroy Cudjoe (Huddersfield), Gareth Ellis (Wests Tigers), James Graham (St Helens), Ryan Hall (Leeds), Chris Heighington (Wests Tigers), Ben Jones-Bishop (Leeds), Jamie Jones-Buchanan (Leeds), Jonny Lomax (St Helens), Michael McIlorum (Wigan), Adrian Morley (Warrington), Jamie Peacock (Leeds, capt), Jack Reed (Brisbane), James Roby (St Helens), Kevin Sinfield (Leeds), Sam Tomkins (Wigan), Ben Westwood (Warrington), Gareth Widdop (Melbourne), Jon Wilkin (St Helens), Kirk Yeaman (Hull).