Lomax pulls out of England squad

Jonny Lomax
Jonny Lomax

ST Helens half-back Jonny Lomax has pulled out of England’s squad for Wednesday’s match against the Exiles.

Lomax sustained a rib injury in Saints’ 34-28 Super League win over Hull KR on Friday.

Lomax, who was promoted into the senior squad after an impressive performance for England Knights, was forced off in the final minute of the match at Langtree Park and England announced the news on its official Twitter account.

It is another blow for Lomax, who was set to play for England in last autumn’s Four Nations until picking up an ankle injury in the Grand Final.

Hull KR hooker Josh Hodgson has been called up to take Lomax’s place in coach Steve McNamara’s 19-man squad.