England Rugby League coach Steve McNamara and his coaching staff have named a 24-man squad for the Rugby League World Cup 2013, including Lee Mossop.


The young Wigan prop will be angling to take to the field for England alongside Tom, Sam and George Burgess, three other Englishman who made the move to Australia for a chance in the NRL.


Mossop will join the Eels for pre-season training later in the year once his commitments with the England Lions wrap up in November, and he says he can't wait for the experience.


"Its a once in a lifetime opportunity to play down under," Mossop told Metro UK.


"Rugby league is probably their main sport and a chance to challenge myself."


"I will come back at some point, hopefully after achieving something and bettered myself in the Australian game."


England begin their preparations with a training camp in South Africa on October 2, with Mossop and all other players involved in the Super League Grand Final, joining up with the squad on Monday October 7.


England start their Rugby League World Cup 2013 campaign on Saturday October 26 when they take on Australia at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff (2.30pm).


England Lions World Cup Squad:




Carl Ablett (Leeds)

Tom Briscoe (Hull FC)

George Burgess (South Sydney)

Sam Burgess (South Sydney)

Tom Burgess (South Sydney)

Rob Burrow (Leeds)

Josh Charnley (Wigan)

Rangi Chase (Castleford)

Leroy Cudjoe (Huddersfield)

Liam Farrell (Wigan)

James Graham (Canterbury)

Ryan Hall (Leeds)

Zak Hardaker (Leeds)

Chris Hill (Warrington)

Gareth Hock (Widnes)

Michael McIlorum (Wigan)

Lee Mossop (Wigan)

Sean OLoughlin (Wigan)

James Roby (St Helens)

Kevin Sinfield (Leeds)

Sam Tomkins (Wigan)

Kallum Watkins (Leeds)

Ben Westwood (Warrington)

Gareth Widdop (Melbourne)