St Helens hooker James Roby believes England have a great chance of winning the Four Nations, despite being without the 28-year-old, who may have to undergo surgery in the off-season.
In Roby’s place, youngsters Daryl Clark and Josh Hodgson will lead England and the Saints star has backed them both to excel in the pressure cooker of Australia and New Zealand.
“I’m made up for them; it’ll be fantastic and I really wish them well. I want them to do well for England and I think they’re more than capable of that,” he said.
“They’re both fantastic players and hopefully they can just stick to their own game and play well for us.
“I think we’ve got a really good chance of winning the Four Nations. With the squad we’ve got there’s a great mix in there, and if the lads play to their potential they can definitely win the tournament.
“We’ve been making small strides forward in the last few years, and hopefully we can win the Four Nations and turn a few heads.”