Graham selected in England squad

St George Illawarra front-rower James Graham has been named in England's squad for their upcoming Tests against France and New Zealand.

England will face France on October 17 before commencing a three-Test series against New Zealand which will see them travel to Hull (October 27), Liverpool (November 4) and Leeds (November 11).

Dragons skipper Gareth Widdop (shoulder) was one of six players from England's 2017 World Cup squad who were ruled out due to injury.

Graham will be joined by Rabbitohs trio Sam, George and Tom Burgess and Raiders duo Josh Hodgson and Elliott Whitehead in England's squad, while former Warriors custodian Sam Tomkins may feature for the national side for the first time in four years.

England squad to face France and New Zealand:

  • John Bateman (Wigan Warriors, Bradford Dudley Hill)
  • George Burgess (South Sydney, Dewsbury Moor)
  • Sam Burgess (South Sydney, Dewsbury Moor)
  • Tom Burgess (South Sydney, Dewsbury Moor)
  • Daryl Clark (Warrington Wolves, Fryston Warriors)
  • Jake Connor (Hull FC, Siddal)
  • Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers, Middleton Marauders)
  • James Graham (St George Illawarra Dragons, Blackbrook)
  • Joe Greenwood (Wigan Warriors, Saddleworth Rangers)
  • Chris Hill (Warrington Wolves, New Springs Lions)
  • Josh Hodgson (Canberra Raiders, East Hull)
  • Tom Johnstone (Wakefield Trinity, Stanningley)
  • Jonny Lomax (St Helens, Orrell St James)
  • Reece Lyne (Wakefield Trinity, Ideal Isberg)
  • Tommy Makinson (St Helens, Wigan St Judes)
  • Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants, Deighton Juniors)
  • Adam Milner (Castleford Tigers, Stanley Rangers)
  • Sean O’Loughlin (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks)
  • Mark Percival (St Helens, Halton Farnworth Hornets)
  • Stefan Ratchford (Warrington Wolves, Wigan St Patricks)
  • Luke Thompson (St Helens, Bold Miners)
  • Sam Tomkins (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks)
  • Elliott Whitehead (Canberra Raiders, West Bowling)
  • George Williams (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks)