Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Josh Charnley: We need to stay in the arm wrestle

Josh Charnley RL winger

England winger Josh Charnley is feeling confident ahead of Saturday’s Four Nations opener against Samoa but is wary of the Pacific Islanders’ size and power. In this video, kindly provided by Super League TV, the Wigan flyer discusses how the side are gelling, while NRL-bound Josh Hodgson talks about his battle for the number nine shirt with Daryl Clark. If ... Read More »

Steve McNamara: England must dictate, be patient


England coach Steve McNamara has selected his 17-man team for Saturday’s Four Nations opener against Samoa. In this video, kindly provided by Super League TV, the national boss discusses his selections, Sean O’Loughlin’s injury, and how he plans to overcome Samoa at the Suncorp Stadium this weekend. If the above video fails to load, click this link: What do you ... Read More »

WATCH: England get their Four Nations squad photo


As the buildup to the Four Nations continues with England landing in Australia earlier this week, check out this video courtesy of our friends at Super League TV. One of the first formalities for any team who is on tour is the traditional squad photo, and England had theirs taken at their Queensland camp. Watch the video below to (hopefully) ... Read More »

OPINION: Kangaroos pick Knights newbie


Australia has selected 11 debutants for the upcoming Four Nations including one player – Sione Mata’utia – who has played just seven NRL games. Ten rookies is a huge number and that number rose to 11 today with the shocking news that Jarryd Hayne is off to join the NFL. Penrith fullback Matt Moylan comes into the squad to replace ... Read More »

James Roby: England can win the Four Nations

Daryl Clark

James Roby has backed both Daryl Clark and Josh Hodgson to step up to the mark for England in the Four Nations – and is even tipping Steve McNamara’s men to win the entire tournament. Roby will not take part in the tournament after revealing he could go in for post-season surgery on his ankle, meaning Warrington-bound Clark and Hull ... Read More »

Revealed: England’s strongest 17 as chosen by you

There was no place in your side for Leeds' Zak Hardaker

Last week, we offered our readers the chance to pick England’s strongest starting lineup and substitutes from the 24-man Four Nations selected by Steve McNamara. Nearly 2,000 of you voted – here are the results: Full-back Sam Tomkins (New Zealand Warriors) 67% Nearest challenger Zak Hardaker (Leeds Rhinos) 30% Left wing Ryan Hall (Leeds Rhinos) 83% Nearest challenger Joe Burgess ... Read More »

Feature: Garry Schofield picks his England team

Schoey believes Dan Sarginson deserves to start over the man about to tackle him - Michael Shenton

With the Four Nations less than a fortnight away, outspoken League Express columnist Garry Schofield has selected what he thinks is the strongest English 17 at Steve McNamara’s disposal. Here it is: 1 Sam Tomkins (New Zealand Warriors) 2 Joe Burgess (Wigan Warriors) 3 Dan Sarginson (Wigan Warriors) 4 Kallum Watkins (Leeds Rhinos) 5 Ryan Hall (Leeds Rhinos) 6 Gareth ... Read More »

Feature: Pick your strongest England starting lineup

Steve McNamara faces a tough decision picking his England side. We want you to do his job for him..

On Sunday, England boss Steve McNamara named his 24-man squad for the Four Nations, which takes place later this month. There were some notable omissions – you can vote for the most shocking here – but generally speaking it’s a well-rounded squad with some serious talent. Here’s who I think is the strongest possible 17 from that squad. I want ... Read More »

Vote: Who should have been given an England call-up?

Tom Makinson played an integral part in St Helens' journey to the top of Super League and the Grand Final, but did not make McNamara's England squad

On Sunday, England boss Steve McNamara named his 24-man squad for this month’s Four Nations tournament. It’s hard to argue with the majority of his selections, but there are certainly a handful of players who did more than enough to merit inclusion in his side. Out of the following players, who do you feel was most unfortunate to miss out? ... Read More »

Comment: It’s time for England to step up to the plate


England have never had a better opportunity to defeat Australia than at this month’s Four Nations – and doing so could lead to a Great Britain revival. To say it has been a long time between drinks is an understatement. The last time Great Britain won the Ashes was in 1970, with a 2-1 series win down under. They also ... Read More »