Castleford have made seven changes to their squad for Friday's game against Wigan, who are without their England trio.
England head coach Wayne Bennett has named debutants Jake Connor and Tommy Makinson in his team to face New Zealand.
Organisers of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup hope to attract record spectator numbers of around 750,000.
Castleford have handed the in-form Alex Foster a new contract that will keep him at the club until the end of 2021.
Leeds Rhinos have signed former player Luke Briscoe on loan from Featherstone Rovers.
Widnes captain Chris Houston has been handed a two-match penalty notice for disputing a referee's decision.
Jenna Brooks has the latest from the NRL as Origin II looms, plus Josh Hodgson inspires in his comeback from injury.
Sky Sports' Brian Carney believes rugby league's focus needs to be re-fixed on the core product for the good of the game.
Wigan stand-off George Williams is the second player to be withdrawn from England's squad for the mid-season Test match against New Zealand.
Australian half-back Tyrone Roberts will leave Warrington at the end of the year after just one season in Super League.
Wakefield full-back Max Jowitt has signed a new three-year contract that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2021 season.
Highlights from a round 18 fixture list dominated by St Helens' titanic battle with Leeds Rhinos.
Wakefield's giant forward Pauli Pauli has signed a new contract for 2019.
Relegation-threatened Hull KR came from 14-0 down to claim a point from their dramatic 24-24 draw with high-flying Castleford.
Warrington held off a spirited second-half fightback by Wakefield to claim a 32-30 victory in the Betfred Super League.
England will come up against a host of new names when they face New Zealand in Colorado after Michael Maguire named an inexperienced side.
Wigan moved to within six points of Super League leaders St Helens after
beating Hull FC 14-10 at the KCOM Stadium.
In-form Huddersfield Giants made it five Super League victories in succession
with a thrilling 26-25 home win over Catalans Dragons.
A late drop-goal from Danny Richardson condemned Leeds to defeat at the end of a thrilling game at Headingley.
All the highlights as Super League leaders St Helens edge Leeds Rhinos in a thriller at Headingley.
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