St George Illawarra skipper Gareth Widdop and 2018 Dragons recruit James Graham have been named in England's 2017 Rugby League World Cup squad.
Named by England coach Wayne Bennett in the 24-man squad, Widdop and Graham are joined by South Sydney Rabbitohs duo Sam and Tom Burgess as well as Sharks veteran Chris Heighington and Raiders forwards Josh Hodgson and Elliot Whitehead.
Wigan trio John Bateman, Sean O'Loughlin and George Williams and Hull FC prop Scott Taylor will also make the trip to Australia for the RLWC – before they feature against one another in a Super League fixture set for WIN Stadium, Wollongong in early 2018.
England 2017 Rugby League World Cup squad:
· John Bateman (Wigan Warriors)
· Kevin Brown (Warrington Wolves)
· Sam Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
· Thomas Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
· Ben Currie (Warrington Wolves)
· Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers)
· James Graham (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
· Ryan Hall (Leeds Rhinos)
· Chris Heighington (Cronulla Sharks)
· Chris Hill (Warrington Wolves)
· Josh Hodgson (Canberra Raiders)
· Jonny Lomax (St Helens)
· Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants)
· Mike McMeeken (Castleford Tigers)
· Sean O’Loughlin (Wigan Warriors)
· Mark Percival (St Helens)
· Stefan Ratchford (Warrington Wolves)
· James Roby (St Helens)
· Scott Taylor (Hull FC)
· Alex Walmsley (St Helens)
· Kallum Watkins (Leeds Rhinos)
· Elliott Whitehead (Canberra Raiders)
· Gareth Widdop (St George Illawarra Dragons)
· George Williams (Wigan Warriors)
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