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Josh Hodgson : Image by Robb Cox © :NRL Rugby League - St George Illawarra Dragons V Canberra Raiders at WIN Stadium, Sunday May 17th 2015.

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

Acknowledgement of Country

Canberra Raiders respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.