Shaun Wane

England Head Coach Shaun Wane has confirmed George Williams as captain for Saturday’s historic Rugby League World Cup fixture against Greece at Bramall Lane, Sheffield.

Williams, who captained England for the first time in their World Cup warm-up victory over Fiji earlier this month, takes over from Sam Tomkins, who is one of a number of players rested after appearing in the victories over Samoa and France which have already secured England’s quarter-final place.

Joe Batchelor and Kai Pearce-Paul, the only two members of England’s 24-man squad who have yet to play in the World Cup campaign, are both included in the 19-man squad.

This will be England’s first-ever international against Greece, and the first Rugby League international played at Bramall Lane.

The match kicks off at 230pm, with live coverage on BBC1 from 145pm (see media advisory below).

England 19-man squad for RLWC fixture v Greece, October 29 (230pm)

7 George Williams (captain)

2 Tommy Makinson
5 Ryan Hall
6 Jack Welsby 
8 Tom Burgess
10 Luke Thompson
12 John Bateman
13 Victor Radley
14 Dom Young
15 Morgan Knowles
16 Matty Lees
17 Mike Cooper
18 Chris Hill
19 Andy Ackers
20 Mike McMeeken
21 Marc Sneyd
22 Joe Batchelor
23 Mikolaj Oledzki
24 Kai Pearce-Paul