Rookie duo called up
Farrell and Taylor replace Hock and Tickle
Last Updated: 02/07/12 6:55am
Liam Farrell: Replaces Gareth Hock in the England squad
Rookie forwards Liam Farrell and Scott Taylor have been called up by England for Wednesday's second Origin international against the Exiles.
Gareth Hock and Danny Tickle, who formed an impressive second row pairing in England's opening 18-10 win at Langtree Park, have both been forced to pull out of the return game in Huddersfield.
Hock, who made his return from a three-year international exile at St Helens, has withdrawn for personal reasons and is replaced in England's 19-man squad by his Wigan team-mate Farrell.
Tickle suffered a bicep injury in Hull's 28-24 Stobart Super League victory over Huddersfield on Sunday and his place has gone to Hull KR's Scott Taylor, who makes the step up from the Knights squad after impressing in last month's 62-4 victory over Ireland.
Farrell and Taylor joined the England camp on Sunday, along with Hull KR hooker Josh Hodgson, who was called up on Saturday to take the place of injured St Helens half-back Jonny Lomax.
"It is unfortunate that we have had three forced withdrawals from the squad this weekend," said McNamara.
"The three players coming in are all quality players currently in form. They now have a great opportunity of making the step up to this level and really pushing for a place in the starting line-up.
"I am very excited about the second game against the Exiles. It should be a physical encounter featuring some of the best players currently playing in the Super League.
"The fans will be in for a treat and need to get to Huddersfield for what should be a terrific game."
England's revised 19-man squad: C Ablett (Leeds), R Atkins (Warrington), T Briscoe (Hull), D Brough (Huddersfield), J Broughton (Salford), R Burrow (Leeds), G Carvell (Warrington), J Charnley (Wigan), E Crabtree (Huddersfield), L Cudjoe (Huddersfield), L Farrell (Wigan), J Hodgson (Hull KR), J Jones-Buchanan (Leeds), L Mossop (Wigan), S Ratchford (Warrington), J Roby (St Helens), M Smith (Salford), S Taylor (Hull KR), J Wilkin (St Helens).