sport news Kevin Brown to start for unchanged England in semi-final

England are preparing for Saturday's World Cup semi-final against Tonga  Veteran stand-off Kevin Brown has been named in unchanged England team The 33-year-old Warrington playmaker will undergo a series of head tests  Brown was withdrawn at half-time during the 36-6 win over Papua New Guinea

By Ian Laybourn, Press Association Sport

Published: 07:17 GMT, 21 November 2017 | Updated: 07:17 GMT, 21 November 2017

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Veteran stand-off Kevin Brown has been named in an unchanged England team for Saturday's World Cup semi-final but must prove his fitness.

The 33-year-old Warrington playmaker will undergo a series of head tests during the week before he can take his place in the side to play Tonga at Auckland's Mount Smart Stadium for a place in the December 2 final.

Brown was withdrawn at half-time during England's 36-6 win over Papua New Guinea in last Sunday's quarter-final in Melbourne after taking two bangs to the head.

Kevin Brown of England falls hard to the ground after a heavy tackle during quarter final 

Kevin Brown of England falls hard to the ground after a heavy tackle during quarter final 

The 33-year-old Warrington playmaker receives medical treatment during World Cup clash 

The 33-year-old Warrington playmaker receives medical treatment during World Cup clash 

ENGLAND TEAM  

Team: G Widdop (St George Illawarra); J McGillvary (Huddersfield), K Watkins (Leeds), J Bateman (Wigan), R Hall (Leeds); K Brown (Warrington), L Gale (Castleford); C Hill (Warrington), J Hodgson (Canberra), J Graham (Canterbury Bulldogs), S Burgess (South Sydney), E Whitehead (Canberra), S O'Loughlin (Wigan, capt)

Interchange: A Walmsley (St Helens), T Burgess (South

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