Castleford Tigers star earns England call-up as Wayne Bennett names new captain

Castleford Tigers' Adam Milner has been drafted into the England squad for Sunday's second Test against New Zealand when James Graham will captain the side in his home city of Liverpool.

Thursday, 1st November 2018, 10:25 am
Updated Thursday, 1st November 2018, 10:43 am
Castleford Tigers' Adam Milner on his England debut last month (SWPix)

Loose forward Milner comes in for Sean O’Loughlin, the Wigan Warriors and England captain who suffered a calf injury in last Saturday's first Test victory in Hull.

Milner, 26, made his debut in the 44-6 win against France last month and is the only change to Wayne Bennett’s 19-man squad.

Meanwhile, St George-Illawarra prop Graham, the most-capped player in the England squad with 42, takes over from O'Loughlin.

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England's James Graham (SWPix)

The former St Helens star has led his country before and will now bid to help England clinch the series at Anfield.

England 19-man squad: Bateman, G Burgess, T Burgess, Clark, Connor, Gildart, Graham, Hill, Hodgson, Lomax, Makinson, McGillvary, Myler, Milner, Percival, Thompson, Tomkins, Whitehead, Williams.