Wakefield Wildcats duo in England Youth squad for France clash

Will Dagger. Picture: Andy Davies
Will Dagger. Picture: Andy Davies

Two Wakefield Trinity Wildcats starlets have been named in the England Youth team that will face France U16s in the first junior international at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium tomorrow, Friday.

The squad features players from nine First Utility Super League clubs, including Wakefield duo Will Dagger and Will Oakes, while Jon Luke-Kirby, a product of Eastmoor Dragons and now at Huddersfield Giants, is also in the squad.

Tickets for England Youth v France U16s at Belle Vue on Friday (2pm) cost £3 for adults and £1 for concessions, payable at the gate.

England and France meet in the second match of the two-match series on Tuesday, April 7 at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle, Castleford (2pm).

The squad is: Kevin Brown (St Helens, Thatto Heath Crusaders), Will Dagger (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Castleford Panthers), Jacob Wardle (Huddersfield Giants, Illingworth), James Worthington (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Judes), Will Oakes (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Eastmoor Dragons), Declan O’Donnell (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks), Oliver Russell (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Judes), Caine Barnes (Wigan Warriors, Seaton Rangers), Jacques O’Neill (Castleford Tigers, Askam), Mikolaj Oledzki (Leeds Rhinos, Hunslet Warriors), Dyson Nicholson (Leeds Rhinos, Hunslet Warriors), Chris Brown (Hull KR, West Hull), Cameron Smith (Leeds Rhinos, Lock Lane), Danny Walker (Widnes Vikings, Crosfields), Jon-Luke Kirby (Huddersfield Giants, Eastmoor Dragons), Liam Walsh (Widnes Vikings, Halton Farnworth Hornets), Samuel Kibula (Wigan Warriors, Leigh Miners Rangers).