Samisoni Langi named in Combined Nations All Stars
Ellery Hanley has named his Combined Nations All Stars squad for their Mid-Season International against England at Warrington’s Halliwell Jones Stadium on Saturday (KO 5.45pm).
Eight Betfred Super League clubs are represented in the 19-strong squad, which will be led by Hull Kingston Rovers centre Shaun Kenny-Dowall.
Seven of the 19 were part of the side that defeated England 26-24 in the fixture last season and will be aiming to continue the long tradition of ‘Other Nationalities’ sides in Rugby League this time around.
Speaking about his squad selection, Ellery Hanley said: “I’m very pleased with the group we’ve named and I’m confident we’ll give England the tough pre-World Cup warm-up that Shaun is after.
“I said when we announced our initial squad back in March that we’d have to deal with injuries and suspensions, while also working within the framework of the fixture, in terms of how many players we can select per team, and we’ve had to do this. But, I think despite these factors, we’ve still put together a squad that is definitely capable of getting a result.
“From what I’ve heard off people who were involved in last year’s camp, there was a real togetherness among the players and the staff, and I’m looking forward to generating that same feeling when we get the players in tomorrow.”
Combined Nations All Stars 2022 squad
Daryl Clark (Warrington Wolves)
Brodie Croft (Salford Red Devils)
Kenny Edwards (Castleford Tigers)
Mahe Fonua (Castleford Tigers)
Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Hull KR)
Samisoni Langi (Dragons Catalans)
Kruise Leeming (Leeds Rhinos)
Joe Lovodua (Hull FC)
Rhys Martin (Leeds Rhinos)
Peter Mata'utia (Warrington Wolves)
Manu Maʻu (Hull FC)
Jacob Miller (Wakefield Trinity)
Matt Parcell (Hull KR)
Matt Prior (Leeds Rhinos)
Ligi Sao (Hull FC)
Chris Satae (Hull FC)
Ken Sio (Salford Red Devils)
Kelepi Tanginoa (Wakefield Trinity)
Zane Tetevano (Leeds Rhinos)
Both England and the Combined Nations All Stars will be wearing Tonga-inspired jerseys to help aid the relief fund, following the devastating volcanic eruption and tsunami that struck the country in January. Full details of the special Tongan-themed jerseys which will be worn by both the All Stars and England teams, raising money for the relief fund, can be found here.
England versus the Combined Nations All Stars is part of an international double-header also featuring England Women versus France (KO 3.15pm). Tickets for the men’s and women’s double-header at Warrington’s Halliwell Jones Stadium are available to buy now from only £20 Adults and £10 Under 16s at eticketing.co.uk/rugbyleague.