Marc Sneyd and Andy Ackers, the Salford Red Devils duo, are in line to win their first England call-ups for Rugby League World Cup.
The pair of Marc Sneyd and Andy Ackers was important in guiding the Red Devils to the Super League playoffs this season. Now the pair is ready to be named in Shaun Wane’s 24-man squad for the tournament, which will be revealed on Friday morning.
Marc has been one of the best standout half-backs in Super League for several years, who helped Hull FC to win two Challenge Cups in 2016 and 2017. This year, Marc moved to Salford with the best form of his career, which has now been recognized by Wane.
Andy is the best package in the squad, and he began his career with the Swinton club and was considered way down the pecking order of English hookers a few months ago. He was magnificent in Salford’s late end-of-season charge, who took the team to the game of the Grand Final.
The pair will be included in England’s squad, and next Friday, in England’s warm-up game against Fiji for the tournament, they could make their international debut. England will start their first match of the World Cup against Samoa at Newcastle’s St James’ Park on 15 October.
The only player who will not be in the squad is Jonny Lomax, the St Helens half-back, who has withdrawn after opting to rehab a ruptured biceps suffered in May.