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JJB calls for patriotic support

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Jamie Jones-Buchanan is calling on all Rugby League fans and players to show their support for England when they face France in the final of the Autumn

International Series at Salford City Stadium on Sunday (5.00pm).

Jones-Buchanan played another important role in England's impressive victory over France at a packed Craven Park, Hull, last Saturday and with this weekend's

game marking the 40th anniversary of Great Britain's victory in the 1972 Rugby League World Cup, the Rhinos star is relishing the chance to end the season with

victory in front of another bumper crowd.

"Sunday is a special day for us and we want to win the tournament with an unbeaten record," said Jones-Buchanan. "Tournaments of this nature are important

in our development and when you have a carrot like the World Cup to get you out of bed on a morning, for us it is all about steady progress and building

momentum for next year.

"France will be smarting and we can expect them to improve on last week. We certainly know we are capable of better and there has been a desire all week to

make sure we are more disciplined in our game and be more clinical with the ball.

"I also found out that Sunday is 40 years to the day since a team from these shores last won the World Cup. That group of men are seen as heroes and legends

in the game and we now want to emulate what they achieved when the opportunity comes our way next year."

Ahead of next year's World Cup Jones-Buchanan has been quick to praise the spirit of everyone involved within the England set-up and he believes that the

systems developed by coach Steve McNamara could prove crucial this time next year.

"I've been lucky to have played in a few representative squads in my time but this is by far the most united," he said. "We enjoy working together and

socialising as a group and there are no cliques.

"That kind of spirit is important during tough competitions and there is a club mentality that has been instilled by the coach, but we all have to take

responsibility for making it happen and for pulling together this time next year."

Tickets for the final of the 2012 Autumn International Series cost just £12 for adults and £6 for concessions and can be purchased by calling 0844 856 1113 or

by visiting www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk

http://media.ne.cision.com/l/kxjebosl/www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk/

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Nathan Clarke

Media Executive

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i'll there in my England top...

I'll be watching from afar. Having said that, I hope France give England a game.

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I'll be there in my France top. Well, someone has to!

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Go on! That 'll make two out of 14,000!

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Go on! That 'll make two out of 14,000!

Make that three,eldest son going with his mates and has "borrowed" my old "Jiffi Condoms" France shirt.

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"I've been lucky to have played in a few representative squads in my time..."

You're not wrong there Jamie.

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I'll be there in my France top. Well, someone has to!

John - which French shirt is it (i.e. is it and old one?).

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Good question. Its about 10 years old. Puma with an Enterasys Networks sponsor panel on the chest. Are you thinking of going to the game?

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I'll be there in my France top. Well, someone has to!

Hope you've washed it since we had to suffer that appalling smell when stood with you in the Robin's Nest bar last week.

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That wasn't me! Was it! Was it? An "old person" sort of smell? oh nooooooooo! anyway, I'm taking my carer with me.

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Good question. Its about 10 years old. Puma with an Enterasys Networks sponsor panel on the chest. Are you thinking of going to the game?

No - however I have two different French RL shirts which await a debut "wearing". One these shirts is a 1951 replica of Puig Aubert's shirt. Cost a bomb from the musee de sport but is superb quality

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