RIO Corkill and Luke Broadbent are among the 68 players named in the England Youth National Performance Squad for the 2019 season.

The Walney Central players’ talents have already been recognised by professional clubs, with Corkill a member of the St Helens youth set-up and Broadbent – the son of former Barrow Raiders player Gary Broadbent – being snapped up by another Super League side in Warrington Wolves.

Now they have both earned England recognition after being selected by head coach Danny Wilson and assistants Mark Applegarth and Anthony Atherton to be part of the Youth National Performance Squad.

Corkill is one of eight players from Saints named in the squad, while Broadbent is joined by six more of his Warrington team-mates.

Leeds Rhinos and Wigan Warriors have eight players involved too, while seven Castleford Tigers players are included.

Huddersfield Giants have six representatives included, London Broncos and the City of Hull Academy have five and Wakefield Trinity have four.

Betfred Championship outfits Bradford Bulls and Widnes Vikings have four and three representatives respectively, while League One side Newcastle Thunder have three as well.

England’s youngsters will play several Test matches this year, with dates to be confirmed.