SAINTS prop Jack Ashworth and scrum half Danny Richardson are both included in a 19-man England Knights squad for Sunday’s international against Jamaica at Emerald Headingley (3pm).

Ashworth has been rewarded for some dynamic displays this year, stepping up to the plate especially after Saints lost Matty Lees through injury.

Richardson, who has been displaced in the Saints side, is also included.

Paul Anderson, the Knights head coach, said: “I think this squad shows why it was so important for the Knights to play this autumn.

“You can see from the Great Britain squad selected yesterday how much guys like Jack Hughes and Joe Philbin benefited from going to Papua New Guinea with the Knights last year.

“The other part of the pathway is young players such as Harry Newman, Harry Smith and Morgan Smithies coming up from the Academy after outstanding performances against the Australian Schoolboys last autumn, and then building on that with their club performances this season.

“The average age of the squad is only 22, and 12 of the 19 will be hoping to win their first Knights cap. That makes it an exciting squad to be around, and with attractive opposition in Jamaica, we hope Rugby League supporters will be keen to watch our next generation in international action next weekend.”

Jamaica named a 20-man squad last week for a fixture which is part of their preparations for their debut in the Rugby League World Cup in England in 2021, after they secured qualification by beating the United States in Jacksonville last autumn.

England Knights squad

Jack Ashworth St Helens

Josh Bowden Hull FC

Rob Butler London Broncos

Nial Evalds Salford Red Devils

Joe Greenwood Wigan Warriors

Toby King Warrington Wolves

Kruise Leeming Huddersfield Giants

Tom Lineham Warrington Wolves

Darnell McIntosh Huddersfield Giants

Greg Minikin Castleford Tigers

Harry Newman Leeds Rhinos

Mikolaj Oledzski Leeds Rhinos

Oliver Partington Wigan Warriors

Matt English Huddersfield Giants

Sam Powell Wigan Warriors

Danny Richardson St Helens

Harry Smith Wigan Warriors

Cameron Smith Leeds Rhinos

Morgan Smithies Wigan Warriors

England Knights v Jamaica match tickets priced from £10 Adults, £5 U21s and £3 for Juniors (age 16 and under) are available from, by calling 0371 423 1315, or heading to the Leeds Rugby Ticket Office at Emerald Headingley Stadium. All ticket purchases will be subject to a £1.50 booking fee (excl. Print at Home tickets).