Here’s a look at the team news for the England and New Zealand test series and Papua New Guinea’s fixture with the England Knights.
Papua New Guinea Kumuls vs England Knights
Venue: National Football Stadium, Port Moresby
Date: Saturday, November 3
1. David Mead (captain), 2. Junior Rau, 3. Justin Olam, 4. Nene Macdonald, 5. Brandon Nima, 6. Edwin Ipape, 7. Watson Boas, 8. Moses Meninga, 9. Tom Butterfield, 10. Stanton Albert, 11. Zev John, 12. Nixon Pitt, 13. Wellington Albert. Interchange: 14. Kyle Laybutt, 15. Enock Maki, 16. Rhadley Brawa, 17. Dilbert Isaac,18. Woods Kawage, 19. Ase Boas.
James Segeyaro was expected to play, however his travel arrangements fell through.
Jack Walker, Tom Davies, Toby King, Liam Sutcliffe, Tom Lineham, Declan Patton, Chris Atkin, Mikolaj Oledzki, Sam Powell, Matty Lees, Harvey Livett, Matt Whitley, Jack Hughes, Danny Walker, Ash Handley, Robbie Mulhern, Joe Philbin.
Dean Hadley has returned home following illness. Niall Evalds, Oliver Holmes, Kruise Leeming, James Batchelor and Brad Fash are replaced by Danny Walker, Harvey Livett, Jack Walker, Ash Handley, Mikolaj Oledski and Matt Whitley for the second match.
England vs New Zealand
Date: Sunday, November 4
(from) John Bateman, George Burgess, Tom Burgess, Daryl Clark, Jake Connor, Oliver Gildart, James Graham (captain), Chris Hill, Josh Hodgson, Tommy Makinson, Jermaine McGillvary, Richie Myler, Adam Milner, Mark Percival, Luke Thompson, Sam Tomkins, Elliott Whitehead, George Williams.
(from) Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (captain), Leeson Ah Mau, Adam Blair, Jesse Bromwich, Kenny Bromwich, James Fisher-Harris, Jahrome Hughes, Shaun Johnson, Isaac Liu, Joseph Manu, Esan Masters, Ken Maumalo, Kodi Nikorima, Kevin Proctor, Jordan Rapana, Brandon Smith, Joseph Tapine, Martin Taupau, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves.
Referee: Gerard Sutton (Australia)
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