Huge Harry Newman decision made

Super League is full of great centres at Wigan Warriors, Leeds Rhinos, Warrington Wolves and St Helens and the rest of the league.

We also have a great English centre in the NRL in the shape of Herbie Farnworth.

You would have thought this would make for some serious competition for the centre spots for the Tonga series but unfortunately that has not been the case.

St Helens’ injury woes continue ruling out Mark Percival from the series alongside Jonny Lomax and Alex Walmsley.

Farnworth picked up a hamstring injury just before the NRL Grand Final and that has now ruled him out.

Meanwhile, Harry Sunderland Award winner Jake Wardle is also out with injury opening the door for Harry Newman to make a deserved England debut.

The centre will certainly debut today sharing an image of him being presented his number three shirt by Sam Burgess.

Mikey Lewis will also debut as confirmed by Hull KR with the halfback set to replace suspended England skipper Mikey Lewis.

Shaun Wane has been vocal about Newman in the past and has again had his say on him before the game.

He said: “I’ve had a few chats with him, and he’s been honest with me and I’ve been honest with him and we all know what a talent Harry is; he can play, he’s a great ball carrier, he can defend, he’s very competitive, sometimes over-competitive. Hopefully we’re sorting him out and we’re going to see the best of Harry in this three-term series.

He also revealed improvements in Newman: “More from our chats. I’ve got more from that. I’m very positive that he’s going to turn the corner and Leeds will get a better player back.”

Dom Young won’t feature sadly with the winger suffering from an infection which sees the winger miss the game as he is sadly hospitalised.

Tommy Makinson and Tom Johnstone will all but certainly feature on the wings then for England.

Toby King, ahead of his return to Warrington Wolves after a successful loan with Wigan Warriors, will almost certainly take on the four jersey.