Young's breakout World Cup form rewarded

Rising English star Dom Young has been rewarded for his scintillating start to the World Cup with selection in the team to face Papua New Guinea in the quarter-finals.

Young has beaten record try-scorer Ryan Hall for the chance to start alongside St Helens' luminary Tommy Makinson in Wigan on Saturday (Sunday AEDT) against the Kumuls.

Young has been the breakout star of this year's tournament so far, scoring eight tries in three games as England marched to the knockout stages undefeated.

The 20-year-old Newcastle Knights flyer has attracted praise from, and comparisons to, legendary English winger Martin Offiah while beginning to establish himself as one of the tournament's best finishers.

The decision could end the international career of the 34-year-old Hall, who is England's leading tryscorer with 39 tries in 40 games.

Canterbury prop Luke Thompson was also left out of the England side, while Brisbane centre Herbie Farnworth returns to the side after sitting out the final group game with Greece.

England squad (in order of shirt number):

Sam Tomkins (capt), Tommy Makinson, Kallum Watkins, Herbie Farnworth, Jack Welsby, George Williams, Tom Burgess, Micky McIlorum, Elliott Whitehead, John Bateman, Victor Radley, Dom Young, Morgan Knowles, Matty Lees, Mike Cooper, Chris Hill, Mike McMeeken, Marc Sneyd, Kai Pearce-Paul.