James Roby says he never gave up hope of winning an England recall in time to play in his third World Cup.
England coach Wayne Bennett has hinted he would accept a narrow defeat to Australia in World Cup opener.
Castleford's Man of Steel Luke Gale has targeted an England win over favourites Australia in their World Cup pool.
Scotland coach Steve McCormack has named seven uncapped players in his squad for the 2017 World Cup.
Former Australia hooker Robbie Farah will captain Lebanon, who will provide the opposition for England in the second week of the 2017 World Cup.
Denis Betts says England's World Cup squad is deliberately top-heavy with forwards to meet the physical challenge of Australia.
Denis Betts says Zak Hardaker must his lifestyle but doesn't believe cocaine use is a particular problem for rugby league.
Zak Hardaker's team-mates have rallied around him following his provisional suspension for failing a drugs test.
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