Ferres surprise inclusion in England RL squad

Brett Ferres Credit: Huddersfield Giants

Huddersfield Giants forward Brett Ferres is the surprise inclusion in England coach Steve McNamara's 20-man squad for the International Origin match against the Exiles at Warrington on Friday week.

The 27-year-old former Bradford, Castleford and Wakefield second rower was not in McNamara's 30-man elite training squad but has been rewarded for his outstanding form for the high-flying Giants this season.

The 20-man England squad is: R Burrow (Leeds), J Charnley (Wigan), R Chase (Castleford), E Crabtree (Huddersfield), L Cudjoe (Huddersfield), G Ellis (Hull), L Farrell (Wigan), B Ferres (Huddersfield), R Hall (Leeds), Z Hardaker (Leeds),

C Hill (Warrington), J Jones-Buchanan (Leeds), A Morley (Warrington), L Mossop (Wigan), R Myler (Warrington), S O'Loughlin (Wigan), J Roby (St Helens), K Sinfield (Leeds, capt), S Tomkins (Wigan), B Westwood (Warrington).