MARTIN ASPINWALL will have to wait at least a week before making his full Great Britain debut.
The Giants winger was this morning left out of the Lions side to face New Zealand in his country's Tri-Nations opener in Christchurch on Saturday.
Aspinwall, pictured, had hoped to be given the nod after producing a solid tryscoring display for Great Britain in last Friday's 40-6 warm-up win over Newcastle Select.
Had the talented 25-year-old been included, he would have been the first Huddersfield player since Ken Loxton in 1971 to have earned a full Great Britain Test cap.
Aspinwall will now set his sights on making a Lions debut against Australia a week later.
That will depend on how well Great Britain play against the Kiwis, with Great Britain coach Brian Noble having named a familiar line-up for their opener.
Named on the wing - and in place of Aspinwall and Hull flier Gareth Raynor - is St Helens half-back Leon Pryce.
And the Giants man's hopes of earning a place on the bench have been thwarted by Noble's decision to go with four forwards.
Vice-captain Brian Carney and Stuart Fielden are both included, despite struggling with knee problems.
Adrian Morley will feature after completing his suspension and forms a powerful pack with Fielden and Jamie Peacock.
Former Giant Martin Gleeson and Leeds Rhinos' Keith Senior, from Huddersfield, again form the Great Britain centre partnership.
Great Britain: Wellens (St Helens), Carney (Newcastle Knights), Gleeson (Warrington), Senior (Leeds), Pryce (St Helens); McGuire (Leeds), Long (St Helens); Fielden (Wigan), Newton (Bradford), Morley (Sydney Roosters), Ellis (Leeds), Peacock (Leeds, capt), O'Loughlin (Wigan). Subs: Roby (St Helens), Carvell (Hull), Hock (Wigan), Gilmour or Wilkin (both St Helens).