Sam Tomkins set for England return at half-back in first Test with New Zealand

• Tomkins selected in unusual role after four-year absence
• Hull’s Jake Connor preferred to Mark Percival at centre

Wigan full-back Sam Tomkins will make his England return after a four-year absence against New Zealand – at half-back, alongside club teammate George Williams.

The England head coach Wayne Bennett has announced his starting line-up for Saturday’s first Test in Hull, with the major talking point being the recall of Tomkins, who will move to Catalans Dragons for the start of next season.

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