The Halifax winger, then with Leeds, played on the left flank, scoring a try in a 30-12 victory in Perpignan two years ago. He has been named on the right wing after a season during which he has recaptured his best form for the club side coached by the Great Britain coach, Malcolm Reilly.
The League's leading try-scorer, St John Ellis of Castleford, twice used as a substitute against the French in 1991, will once more be on the bench, alongside the only uncapped player in the squad, Barrie- Jon Mather of Wigan
Another player with only one cap to his name, Steve Molloy of Featherstone Rovers, is in the front row. The other prop is Lee Crooks, who wins his 19th cap after an 18- month absence that seemed to mark the end of his international career.
Graham Steadman returns at full- back for the injured Jonathan Davies and Lee Jackson, of Sheffield Eagles, replaces Martin Dermott, one of Wigan's three Test front-row regulars who miss the match.
GREAT BRITAIN (v France, Carcassonne, Sunday): Steadman (Castleford); Bentley (Halifax), Connolly (Wigan), Newlove (Bradford Northern), Offiah (Wigan); Schofield (Leeds, capt), Edwards (Wigan); Crooks (Castleford), Jackson (Sheffield Eagles), Molloy (Featherstone Rovers), Farrell (Wigan), Fairbank (Bradford Northern), Joynt (St Helens). Substitutes: St John Ellis (Castleford), Moriarty (Widnes), Powell (Sheffield Eagles), Mather (Wigan). Travelling
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