Blake Austin added to England squad for World Cup Nines | Rugby League News |

Blake Austin added to England squad for World Cup Nines | Rugby League News |

Blake Austin added to England squad for World Cup Nines | Rugby League News |

Blake Austin qualifies for England through his grandmother

Warrington’s Australia-born stand-off Blake Austin has been called into the England squad for the Downer World Cup Nines in Sydney.

Austin replaces his Wolves team-mate Jack Hughes, who has been ruled out of the Nines tournament with a groin injury but hopes to be fit to link up with Austin ahead of the four-match Great Britain and Ireland Lions tour of New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

Austin, who qualifies through an English grandmother, has made a big impact in his first season in the Betfred Super League and was shortlisted for the Man of Steel award won by Salford’s Jackson Hastings.

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