DANNY Richardson has pulled out of the England Knights tour to Papua New Guinea.

The young scrum half suffered a groin tear in the first half of Thursday's Super League semi-final defeat by Warrington.

I’m gutted that I won’t get the chance to represent the Knights in PNG,” he said.

“It has been a crazy season for me with plenty of ups and downs but it is important I get myself right for pre-season.

“I want to continue to work hard and improve for next year.

“I’d like to thank the fans for their support; it means a great deal to me and the players here.”