Skolars players on International duties – England Knights v Jamaica

18th October 2019

Sam Powell has been appointed captain for the England Knights international fixture against Jamaica at Emerald Headingley on Sunday afternoon.

The 27-year-old Wigan hooker or half is one of a handful of players in a new-look Knights squad who have been involved in the programme for the last two years, and played in both internationals on last autumn’s short tour of Papua New Guinea.

Paul Anderson, the Knights head coach, said: “Sam was one of our vice captains in PNG, and he’s an ideal man to step up and lead the team this year.

“He’s a senior man in a young squad with a lot of experience at the highest level, and he’s respected by all of the group.

“We’ve had a really good preparation for the game, including an excellent session with the Academy squad at Weetwood which was really valuable to both teams.

“It’s a great weekend for the England Performance Unit with five of our six teams in action. We’re delighted to be part of that with the Knights, and I’m really looking forward to seeing the boys rip in against Jamaica.”

England Knights v Jamaica match tickets priced from £10 Adults, £5 U21s and £3 for Juniors (age 16 and under) are available from tickets.therhinos.co.uk, by calling 0371 423 1315, or heading to the Leeds Rugby Ticket Office at Emerald Headingley Stadium. All ticket purchases will be subject to a £1.50 booking fee (excl. Print at Home tickets)

If you can’t get to the game, Our League will offer live coverage – in a package that also includes two Oceania Cup fixtures being played during Great Britain’s tour of New Zealand: Samoa versus Fiji at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday November 2; and Fiji versus Papua New Guinea at Orangetheory Stadium in Christchurch on Saturday 9th.

Our League membership is completely free; coverage of all three men’s internationals will be available for an Early Bird price of only £2.49 for anybody who signs up before midnight this Saturday (October 19). The price will be £4.99 from 00.01am on Sunday 20th. All three games will be repeated on at least one occasion during the 24 hours after live coverage.

For details, see below

England Knights squad

Sam Powell                                      Wigan (captain)

Jack Ashworth                                   St Helens

Rob Butler                                        London Broncos

Matt English                                       Huddersfield

Niall Evalds                                        Salford

Joe Greenwood                               Wigan

Toby King                                         Warrington

Kruise Leeming                                Huddersfield

Tom Lineham                                   Warrington

Darnell McIntosh                            Huddersfield

Greg Minikin                                    Castleford

Harry Newman                                Leeds

Mikolaj Oledzki                              Leeds

Oliver Partington                            Wigan

Danny Richardson                           St Helens

Harry Smith                                      Wigan

Cameron Smith                               Leeds

Morgan Smithies                             Wigan

Oliver Wilson                            Huddersfield

Here’s how to watch the match:

1. You need to be/become an Our League member. Sign up/Log in here.
2. Go to your Our League account section.
3. In there, click on the new tab for Knights v Jamaica and go through to the payment area.
4. Once you’ve paid, you can access the stream again in your account section or in the ‘Live Stream’ section of the app.

If you don’t have the Our League app, you can find it in the App Store or Google Play.

Jamaica squad

Mo Agoro (Newcastle Thunder)

Jordan Andrade (Dewsbury Rams)

Alex Brown (Dewsbury Rams)

Joe Brown (Newcastle Thunder)

Omari Caro (London Skolars)

Mason Caton-Brown (unattached)

Jymel Coleman (London Skolars)

Joel Farrell (Sheffield Eagles)

Ashton Golding (Leeds Rhinos)

Greg Johnson (Salford Red Devils)

Ben Jones-Bishop (Wakefield Trinity)

Michael Lawrence (Huddersfield Giants)

Khamisi Mckain (Duhaney Park Red Sharks)

Jon Magrin (Bradford Bulls)

Jenson Morris (Duhaney Park Red Sharks)

Ross Peltier (Bradford Bulls)

Jodie Sherrife (Dewsbury Rams)

Keenan Tomlinson (Batley Bulldogs)

Danny Thomas (Dewsbury Celtic)

James Woodburn-Hall (Halifax)


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