Castleford Tigers star Greg Eden earned an England call-up
The winger has scored 13 tries in his last four appearances and 28 in just 17 outings for the season so far.
He spent the past two seasons under England boss Wayne Bennett at Brisbane Broncos and is now in contention to make the World Cup squad later this year.
Eden is joined by Castleford team-mates Paul McShane, Michael Shenton, Luke Gale, Michael McMeeken and Zak Hardaker in the 27-strong squad of Super League-based players.
Bennett said: “The total number of the squad has been reduced but that’s not to say the door isn’t open.
British & Irish Lions squad for 2017 New Zealand tour Mon, May 22, 2017
Express Sport runs through the confirmed Lions squad for the 2017 tour to New Zealand
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Express Sport runs through the 37-man Lions squad ahead of the New Zealand tour
The total number of the squad has been reduced but that’s not to say the door isn’t open
England boss Wayne Bennett
“Myself and staff are monitoring and watching players every week – we ask them to do their best for their club, improve as a player and work on the little things that will have a big difference come October.”
England play a warm-up game in Perth – where the squad will be based pre-World Cup – against an Affiliated States side on October 20, a week before their opening game against Australia in Melbourne.
SQUAD: G Eden, L Gale, Z Hardaker, M McMeeken, P McShane, M Shenton (all Castleford), J McGillvary (Huddersfield), S Taylor (Hull), R Hall, S Ward, K Watkins (Leeds), J Lomax, T Makinson, M Percival, J Roby, A Walmsley (St Helens), K Brown, D Clark, M Cooper, B Currie, C Hill, S Ratchford (Warrington), J Bateman, J Burgess, L Farrell, S O’Loughlin, G Williams (Wigan).
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