Bennett to name Connor for NZ league Test

Hull utility back Jake Connor will win his first England cap in Saturday's historic rugby league Test match against New Zealand in Denver.

Coach Wayne Bennett will name his team for the ground-breaking game at the Mile High Stadium on Wednesday and has already revealed the 23-year-old Connor will make his debut.

The former Huddersfield player can play anywhere in the back division but looks certain to line up at centre in the absence of Kallum Watkins and he says he will be ready to go.

"It's been good," Connor said. "I'm just getting to know the boys but I'm feeling comfortable. I was a little bit nervous about meeting new people but the boys welcomed me with open arms."