Wigan coach Shaun Wane has cast doubt on whether England captain Sean O'Loughlin will play in the Four Nations Series.
Kevin Sinfield has expressed his reservations about the prospect of England coach Wayne Bennett selecting Australia-born players for the national team.
Sam Burgess has been ruled out of England's game against France in October due to suspension.
France will have a new coach by the time they provide the first opposition for Wayne Bennett's England in October.
Wayne Bennett's first game in charge of England will be against France in Avignon on Saturday, October 22.
England coach Wayne Bennett will be granted his wish for a mid-year international and a pre-season warm weather training camp.
The draw has been made for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup with England in Pool A alongside Australia, France and Lebanon.
Full fixture list for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.
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