Anderson names 25-man squad ahead of England clash
Exiles Head Coach Daniel Anderson has named a 25-man squad to pick from for next weekâ€™s second game against England in the International Origin Series 2012.
As with England, the Exiles agreed not to pick any more than three players from any Super League club, which added to the possibility of injuries from this weekendâ€™s game has created the need for a larger squad.
Anderson said: â€śIt is conceivable that with the short turnaround from the games this weekend some players wonâ€™t be available. Weâ€™ve attempted to satisfy some of the requests from clubs in a difficult period. There are no more than three players from any club, which accounts for many of the changes from game one.
â€śAlso, many of the more mature members of the squad have found it challenging on their bodies to get ready when faced with three games in seven days.
Talking about the specific challenge of the second game, Anderson said â€śI hope we get better weather, I hope the crowd can get to watch a style of footie that better reflects Super League.
â€śWeâ€™ll pick a strong team but we only have three days to prepare so the game has its challenges. England have rested players, theyâ€™ll have four or five changes and weâ€™ll have at least that, so itâ€™s a different game this time.
â€śBut I think the game will be exciting. England are one up so they may have more freedom to attack. Equally we have to win, so weâ€™ll be going for itâ€ť.
The Exiles play England at the Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield on Wednesday July 4.
Exiles 25-man squad for International Origin Series â€“ Game 2
Brett Hodgson (Captain)
Sia Soliola St Helens
Steve Menzies Catalan Dragons
Trent Waterhouse Warrington Wolves
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