New recruit Dan Sarginson has overnight been selected in a 19-man England squad ahead of their Four-Nations opener against New Zealand in Huddersfield.

The 23-year-old has been called into the squad alongside fellow Grand Finalists Chris Hill, John Bateman, Liam Farrell and George Williams who were all rested from the France Test last weekend.

Sarginson will be vying with Jonny Lomax for the fullback spot but could also take a vacant centre position.

"I was pleased with the way the players conducted themselves last week in France and the hard work they put in," Bennett said.

"There's things we've looked at in the game and worked on this week. The boys know the pressure and the intensity will rise as we get closer to Saturday - it's a challenge we're all looking forward to.

"We've got a strong squad here who are ready to go and desperate to play to show us what they can do which is good to see.

"Sam's also back from suspension and ready to pull on the England rugby league shirt.

"It's been a few years since he played over here and I'm sure the sell-out crowd at Huddersfield will be keen to see him out there."

England squad to face New Zealand:

 

John Bateman, George Burgess, Sam Burgess, Thomas Burgess, Daryl Clark, Mike Cooper, Liam Farrell, Luke Gale, James Graham, Ryan Hall, Chris Hill, Josh Hodgson, Jonny Lomax, Jermaine McGillvary, Dan Sarginson, Kallum Watkins, Elliott Whitehead, Gareth Widdop, George Williams.