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Oakes included in England Academy squad

Hull Kingston Rovers winger Will Oakes and City of Hull Academy teammates Cameron Scott and Jack Brown have been included in England Academy’s 22-man squad to [face France in two Tests this October.

Head coach Lee Briers and assistant Matty Peet have picked a strong side with plenty of experience, including, Leeds Rhinos’ full-back Jack Walker, who has made nine first-team appearances in the Betfred Super League this year and Jacob Trueman, who scored a hat-trick on debut for Castleford Tigers against Wigan Warriors in the Super 8s.

The squad will fly out on Sunday, October 8 and play France Under-18s on Tuesday, October 10 (6.00pm) at Stade de la Mediterrannee, Le Barcares. The final Test will be a curtain-raiser to France v Jamaica on Friday, October 13 (5.00pm) at the home of Catalans Dragons, Stade Gilbert Brutus in Perpignan.

England Academy 22-man squad is as follows (professional and community club in brackets):

Bradley Pinder (Warrington Wolves, Thatto Heath Crusaders)
Caine Barnes (Wigan Warriors, Seaton Rangers)
Callum McLelland (Castleford Tigers, Lock Lane)
Calum Turner (Castleford Tigers, Lock Lane)
Cameron Scott (City of Hull Academy, Wyke)
Cameron Smith (Leeds Rhinos, Lock Lane)
Danny Walker (Widnes Vikings, Crosfields)
Harry Smith (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Judes)
Jack Brown (City of Hull Academy, East Hull)
Jack Walker (Leeds Rhinos, Oulton Raiders)
Jacob Trueman (Castleford Tigers, West Bowling)
James Worthington (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Judes)
Joseph Shorrocks (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks)
Joseph Brown (Wigan Warriors, Stanningley)
Luis Johnson (Castleford Tigers, Oulton Raiders)
Mikolaj Oledzki (Leeds Rhinos, Hunslet Warriors)
Oliver Partington (Wigan Warriors, Orrell St James)
Owen Farnworth (Widnes Vikings, Chorley Panthers)
Robbie Storey (Castleford Tigers, West Hull)
Samuel Kibula (Wigan Warriors, Leigh Miners Rangers)
William Dagger (Warrington Wolves, Castleford Panthers)
William Oakes (City of Hull Academy, Eastmoor Dragons)

Photo: Oakes included in England Academy squad