Hodgson and Whitehead make England Squad
Canberra Raiders hooker Josh Hodgson and new recruit Elliott Whitehead have both gained selection in the England squad for the upcoming tests against France and New Zealand.
Hodgson had an outstanding first season in the NRL where he showed his class at hooker to cement the position for the Green Machine and become one of the teams most consistent performers. He has been rewarded for his efforts by maintaining his place in the England squad from last years Four Nations tournament.
Elliott Whitehead has also retained his place in the England Squad after another strong season in the English Super League, as he picked up the Catalans Dragons Players Player and Player of the Year awards.
He will join the Raiders for pre-season training at the end of the International series.
England squad for the 2015 International Series
(professional club and community club shown):
John Bateman, Wigan Warriors, Bradford Dudley Hill
Joe Burgess, Wigan Warriors, Ince Rose Bridge
Thomas Burgess, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Dewsbury Moor
Mike Cooper, St George Illawarra Dragons, Latchford Albion
Leroy Cudjoe, Newsome Panthers, Huddersfield Giants
Ben Currie, Warrington Wolves, Golborne Parkside
Liam Farrell, Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks
Brett Ferres, Huddersfield Giants, Smawthorne Panthers
Luke Gale, Castleford Tigers, Middleton Marauders
James Graham, Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs, Blackbrook
Ryan Hall, Leeds Rhinos, Oulton Raiders
Zak Hardaker, Leeds Rhinos, Featherstone Lions
Chris Hill, Warrington Wolves, New Spring Lions
Josh Hodgson, Canberra Raiders, East Hull
Jermaine McGillvary, Huddersfield Giants, Deighton Juniors
Sean O’Loughlin (captain), Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks
James Roby, St Helens, Blackbrook
Matty Smith, Wigan Warriors, Blackbrook
Sam Tomkins, New Zealand Warriors, Wigan St Patricks
Kallum Watkins, Leeds Rhinos, Latchford Albion
Ben Westwood, Warrington Wolves, Normanton Knights
Elliot Whitehead, Catalans Dragons, West Bowling
Gareth Widdop, St George Illawarra Dragons, King Cross
George Williams, Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks