Digital Pic by: Robb Cox © NRL Photos : Josh Hodgson : Representative Rugby League, England V Samoa, 4 Nations Tournament, Game 1, 25th October 2014, Brisbane.

England has named its 19 man squad to face France at Leigh Sports Village this Saturday, with Raiders hooker Josh Hodgson and new recruit Elliott Whitehead both named in the squad. 

Coach Steve McNamara has named his strongest squad for the match in what will be their first test on home soil since 2013. 

England 19-man squad to face France:
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)
Liam Farrell (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks)
Brett Ferres (Huddersfield Giants, Smawthorne Panthers)
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)
Sean O’Loughlin, captain (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks)
James Roby (St Helens, Blackbrook)
Kallum Watkins (Leeds Rhinos, Latchford Albion)
Ben Westwood (Warrington Wolves, Normanton Knights)
Elliott Whitehead (Catalans Dragons, West Bowling)
Gareth Widdop (St George Illawarra Dragons, King Cross)
George Williams (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks)