McNamara names England side
England will field a 20-man squad in Saturday's friendly against Italy, their last run-out before their opening World Cup clash with Australia.
Coach Steve McNamara has announced a starting-line up for the game at Salford and will use seven players from an unlimited interchange bench for a match that is not being classed as a full international.
The only players not available to McNamara are Warrington second rower Ben Westwood, who is serving a one-match suspension, and Wigan loose forward Sean O'Loughlin, who is still recovering from an injury-hit end to the domestic season with the double winners.
"The make-up of the side looks very exciting, with the right blend of youth and experience," McNamara said. "There is a great opportunity for the players to really push on and stake a claim for a start against Australia the following week."
The other two players from his 24-man not called on are South Sydney forward Tom Burgess and Leeds centre or full-back Zak Hardaker, who will play instead for England Knights in their friendly against Samoa, which will be played as a curtain-raiser at the Salford City Stadium.
Huddersfield second rower Brett Ferres, who travelled with the squad to South Africa for their training camp as first reserve, will also face the Samoans, who are using the game to warm up for their opening World Cup clash with holders New Zealand.
England: S Tomkins (Wigan); R Hall (Leeds), C Ablett (Leeds), L Cudjoe (Huddersfield), T Briscoe (Hull); R Chase (Castleford), Sinfield (Leeds, capt); J Graham (Canterbury Bulldogs), M McIlorum (Wigan), L Mossop (Wigan), L Farrell (Wigan), G Hock (Widnes), S Burgess (South Sydney).
R Burrow (Leeds), J Roby (St Helens), J Charnley (Wigan), K Watkins (Leeds), G Burgess (South Sydney), C Hill (Warrington), G Widdop (Melbourne).
England Knights: T Makinson (St Helens); I Thornley (Wigan), J Jones (St Helens), Z Hardaker (Leeds), B Cockayne (Wakefield); Dan Sarginson (London Broncos), S Powell (Wigan); T Burgess (South Sydney), J Hodgson (Hull KR), S Taylor (Wigan), B Ferres (Huddersfield), E Whitehead (Catalan Dragons),
D Crosby (Wigan).
Replacements: C Green (Hull), J Hughes (Wigan), M Lawrence (Huddersfield), K Dixon (London Broncos), B Singleton (Leeds), J Bowden (Hull), L Tomkins (Wigan).