JACK Welsby is set to take his talents to the international stage with a full England call up.
National boss Shaun Wane names his squad for Saturday's mid-season match against the Combined Nations All Stars today.
And SunSport understands St Helens starlet Welsby will be in it – and is in line for his England debut.
The 21-year-old was involved in the squad for last year's mid-season match after being brought in as an injury replacement for Jonny Lomax.
But Wane is thought to have been convinced to include him from the off after a string of fine performances in a variety of positions.
Welsby will not occupy the full back slot as skipper Sam Tomkins is likely to be there.
However, a spot in the halves is probable, especially if Lomax – who is playing through a biceps injury – is left out.
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Welsby is likely to find himself among friends as Tommy Makinson, Mark Percival, Morgan Knowles and Alex Walmsley look set to join him.
However, Wane has calls to make on a number of positions, including a second winger, centre and half back and who starts at hooker.
The All Stars – Super League's best non-England players – suffered a blow as Jake Connor is out for 12 weeks with a strained medial knee ligament.
Their boss, rugby league legend Ellery Hanley, is likely to opt for Wigan superstar Jai Field in the full back slot.
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