Jer­maine is fit and ready to face PNG

Huddersfield Daily Examiner - - FRONT PAGE -

Novem­ber 24-25 – Burgess comes in for Cronulla for­ward Chris Heigh­ing­ton.

Gareth Wid­dop re­tains the full-back jer­sey as Jonny Lo­max con­tin­ues to strug­gle with a calf strain.

Hooker Josh Hodg­son is re­called af­ter be­ing rested for the 36-6 win over France in Eng­land’s fi­nal group game. James Roby is on the bench.

Pa­pua New Guinea – un­beaten so far in the tour­na­ment af­ter group wins over Wales, Ire­land and the United States – in­clude wing Garry Lo, who will move to Castle­ford from Sh­effield Ea­gles next sea­son.

How­ever the 24-year-old is rated only as a “50-50” chance to make kick-off how­ever ac­cord­ing to as­sis­tant coach Mar­cus Bai as he strug­gles with an an­kle in­jury.

Teenage stand-off Lach­lan Lam, son of for­mer Wi­gan and Pa­pua New Guinea half-back Adrian Lam, has been left out de­spite scor­ing two tries on de­but against the United States with Ase Boas step­ping in.

Wid­dop; McGil­l­vary, Watkins, Bate­man, Hall; Brown, Gale; Hill, Hodg­son, Gra­ham, S Burgess, White­head, O’Lough­lin (capt). In­ter­change: Walm­s­ley, T Burgess, Cur­rie, Roby.

Mead (capt); Olam, Ot­tio, Macdon­ald, Lo; A Boas, W Boas; Meninga, Sege­yaro, Page, Martin, Minoga, Ai­ton. In­ter­change: Bap­tiste, Amean, Al­bert, Griffin.

Italy have been handed a sus­pended fine of £2,900 by World Cup of­fi­cials over the in­ci­dent in which team­mates James Tedesco and Giants for­ward Shan­non Wake­man came to blows.

The pair were in­volved in a fight af­ter Italy’s open­ing World Cup de­feat by Ire­land in Cairns but shook hands and went on to play in their team’s next two matches.

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