England starting line-up to face France

England have named a much-changed 17 for today’s game against France, as head coach Wayne Bennett rings the changes after a mediocre performance against Lebanon.

As announced in the week, Gareth Widdop starts at full-back with Stefan Ratchford taking Ryan Hall’s place on the win for the game in Perth.

Mark Percival will start at centre with Kevin Brown in the halves with Luke Gale.

Ben Currie partners Mike McMeeken in the second-row, while Scott Taylor and George Williams join Alex Walmsley and Tom Burgess on the bench.

England 17 to play France: