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Great Britain coach Brian Noble has included six uncapped players in his 25-strong squad for the Gillette Tri-Nations Series.
Huddersfield Giants winger Martin Aspinwall, Hull FC prop Garreth Carvell, Wigan Warriors second rower Gareth Hock, Hull centre Kirk Yeaman and St Helens pair James Roby and Jon Wilkin are the new faces lined up to take on Australia and New Zealand.
Leeds Rhinos forward Jamie Peacock was named as captain for the second successive year in the absence of the injured Paul Sculthorpe but Noble has yet to name a vice captain.
?It?s a really exciting 25,? said Noble. ?Consistency of performance over the season is reflected in this team.
?There are some very unlucky people not to be in the 25 because we have competition for every position.?
Warrington Wolves captain Lee Briers, who was widely tipped for a call-up after an inspirational season for the Wolves, is on a 10-man standby list.
Leeds skipper Kevin Sinfield and Bradford Bulls loose forward Jame Langley were not considered because of injury.
The 25-strong Great Britain squad for the Gillette Tri-Nations Series is:
Martin Aspinwall (Huddersfield Giants),
Rob Burrow (Leeds Rhinos),
Brian Carney (Newcastle Knights),
Garreth Carvell (Hull FC),
Gareth Ellis (Leeds Rhinos),
Stuart Fielden (Wigan Warriors),
Lee Gilmour (St Helens),
Martin Gleeson (Warrington Wolves),
James Graham (St Helens),
Gareth Hock (Wigan Warriors),
Richard Horne (Hull FC),
Paul Johnson (Bradford Bulls),
Leon Pryce (St Helens),
Sean Long (St Helens),
Danny McGuire (Leeds Rhinos),
Adrian Morley (Sydney Roosters),
Terry Newton (Bradford Bulls),
Sean O?Loughlin (Wigan Warriors),
Jamie Peacock (Leeds Rhinos, capt),
Gareth Raynor (Hull FC),
James Roby (St Helens),
Keith Senior (Leeds Rhinos),
Paul Wellens (St Helens),
Jon Wilkin (St Helens),
Kirk Yeaman (Hull FC).
Standby-squad (who may return and play for England in the Federation Cup):
Lee Briers (Warrington Wolves),
Andy Coley (Salford City Reds),
Mick Higham (Wigan Warriors),
David Hodgson (Salford City Reds),
Lee Radford (Hull FC),
Andy Lynch (Bradford Bulls),
Paul Cooke (Hull FC),
Paul Wood (Warrington Wolves),
Stuart Reardon (Warrington Wolves),
Stepehen Wild (Huddersfield Giants).