England appear a team in disarray ahead of Saturday's (Sunday morning AEDT) encounter in Cardiff, with coach Steve McNamara walking out of a press conference on Friday after refusing to speak about prop James Graham's controversial omission from the squad. Full story here
What with losing to Italy, kicking Hock out of the squad and the dummy spitting by McNamara when asked about James Grahams' surprise omission from the team sheet for the game tomorrow - how could it get any worse for England?
Maybe we'll know after tomorrow's game against tournament favourites Australia.
Tim Sheens is making all the right noises in that he's saying the aussies won't take England lightly despite the media view that England are repeatedly shooting themselves in the foot and will therefore be limping into the match and tournament.