Roby named in England World Cup squad

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Saints ace James Roby has been called up to England’s World Cup - but there is no place in the side for Jon Wilkin or Jonny Lomax.

Roby is the only St Helens player to make Steve McCormack’s squad.

Former Saint James Graham is also included.

Wilkin, who served as England captain last year, is among a number of big names not to make the squad. Adrian Morley and Earl Crabtree were left out of the final line-up.

The full squad is:

Carl Ablett, Leeds Rhinos

Tom Briscoe, Hull FC

George Burgess, South Sydney Rabbitohs

Sam Burgess, South Sydney Rabbitohs

Tom Burgess, South Sydney Rabbitohs

Rob Burrow, Leeds Rhinos

Josh Charnley, Wigan Warriors

Rangi Chase, Castleford Tigers

Leroy Cudjoe, Huddersfield Giants

Liam Farrell, Wigan Warriors

James Graham, Canterbury Bulldogs

Ryan Hall, Leeds Rhinos

Zak Hardaker, Leeds Rhinos

Chris Hill, Warrington Wolves

Gareth Hock, Widnes Vikings

Michael McIlorum, Wigan Warriors

Lee Mossop, Wigan Warriors

Sean O’Loughlin, Wigan Warriors

James Roby, St Helens

Kevin Sinfield (captain), Leeds Rhinos

Sam Tomkins, Wigan Warriors

Kallum Watkins, Leeds Rhinos

Ben Westwood, Warrington Wolves

Gareth Widdop, Melbourne Storm