Internationals ENGLAND 2014 Four Nations Campaign

Tfb the whole team would be first framers for at least someone in the NRL. Don't think the difference between NRL and ESL was the problem really. The players don't usually drop so much simple ball and could usually deal with someone like Godinet, they were performing below themselves due to a mixture of heat and rustiness after travelling a huge distance and not playing a warm up.
 
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England going for a money grab too with a special commemorative jersey...

ENGLAND TO HONOUR RORKE’S DRIFT HEROES WITH SPECIAL JERSEY

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27th October 2014
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England will pay a special tribute to the most heroic performance in the history of international Rugby League when they play Australia in the 2014 Four Nations in Melbourne on Sunday.

To mark the centenary of the historic third Test of the 1914 Lions tour, a match that became known as the Rorke’s Drift Test, England will wear commemorative jersey based on those worn by the Northern Union at the Sydney Cricket Ground on July 4, 1914.

The England jersey is a red and white hooped design and features on its front the names of the Northern Union heroes who defied overwhelming odds to win the game and secure the Ashes.

With just nine fit men on the field at times during a match played five days after the second Test, England triumphed 14-6 with a performance which Australian journalists compared to the rearguard action staged by the British military against a Zulu army in South Africa in 1879.

England captain Sean O’Loughlin said: “It’s always an honour and a privilege to represent your country but to do so against Australia in a jersey which commemorates such an important event in the sport’s history is going to be even more special.

“All the players and staff are acutely aware of the fantastic tradition of sporting feats between England and Australia and this jersey will bring 100 years of rivalry out of the history books and on to the pitch.

“None of us will need extra incentive on Sunday but the chance to pull on the Rorke’s Drift jersey is one the whole squad is longing to grab with both hands.”

The jersey has been produced by ISC and is available for sale in limited numbers from Advantage Sports in Hull, Down Under Leisure in Wigan and Lovell Rugby - www.lovell-rugby.co.uk/

England v Australia at AAMI Park, Melbourne, will be broadcast live on BBC Two on Sunday October 2 from 4.30am.

https://www.englandrl.co.uk/article/40984/england-to-honour-rorkes-drift

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Hopefully England can knock the cocky ozzys out of finals contention, I love hearing the ozzys squirm and lose and make excuses..

We haven't got this player we haven't got that player, Fairy from the heavens got injured.. Inglis was ill bla bla bla you excuse making mugs... love it.
 
Must admit I'd love it too, although I'm rating our chances as slim to zero.

I watched the match between Aus and NZ last night and it's funny but I know after the Samoa match exactly where they'll attack us, around the ruck and peppering tomkins with pressured bombs.

Oddly our ruck defence shouldn't be as bad as it was against Samoa, but I'm still not convinced our coach has the tactical nous to do the job.

Here's hoping though. If by a miracle the Aussies are knocked out, even from this distance the fallout should be fun to watch. I suspect they'll have an overseas quota and a sacked coach before I can say "God save the queen"

Also I'd expect every Aussie at the final to be cheering for you guys.

All that said... it's still a very slim hope.
 
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ENGLAND NAME UNCHANGED SIDE FOR AUSTRALIA IN MELBOURNE
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28th October 2014
England coach Steve McNamara has named an unchanged side for Sunday’s Four Nations match against Australia at Melburne’s AAMI Park (kick off 4.00pm local).

England defeated Samoa 32-26 in the tournament’s opening match at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane last Saturday and victory over Australia, who lost to New Zealand in the Brisbane double-header by 30-12, will see England progress through to the Four Nations final in Wellington, New Zealand on Saturday November 15.

England’s last victory against Australia was the 1995 World Cup opener at Wembley Stadium, when the hosts won by 20-16. Great Britain managed a win over the Kangaroos in 2006 in Sydney (23-12). England captain Sean O’Loughlin, who missed the opening game last week with a problem with his quadriceps, is the only member of the 24-man squad to have ever tasted success against Australia with Great Britain in the 2004 and 2006 Tri-Nations tournaments.

“We have named the same 17 as last week,” said England coach McNamara.

“A few of our blokes haven’t been able to train fully during the early part of the week.

“Even though we have named the same side, there could be a change or two at the back end of the week.

“Those that were unable to train are making decent progress. Sean O’Loughlin is definitely improving and we will continue to monitor him throughout this week.

“It is really difficult to name a team earlier in the week. Firmer decision will be made towards the weekend, when we arrive in Melbourne.

“It was a hard-fought win for us against Samoa. There is room for improvement within our game. We had to overcome a very talented and tenacious team with limited preparation in extreme heat.

“I was pleased with the way we dug in and found a way to win in extreme circumstances. We will have to show that same resolve this week.”

The match will be broadcast live on BBC Two with the programme starting at 4.30am (GMT).

Four Nations highlights will be broadcast on BBC Two at 5.00pm (GMT) on Sunday November 2.


The England side to face Australia at AAMI Park, Melbourne on Sunday November 2, kick off 4.00pm (local) is as follows (professional club and community club in brackets):

1. Sam Tomkins (New Zealand Warriors, Wigan St Patricks)
2. Josh Charnley (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks)
3. Kallum Watkins (Leeds Rhinos, Latchford Albion)
4. Michael Shenton (Castleford Tigers, Upton)
5. Ryan Hall (Leeds Rhinos, Oulton Raiders)
6. Gareth Widdop (St George Illawarra Dragons, King Cross)
7. Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors, Blackbrook)
8. George Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs, Dewsbury Moor)
9. Josh Hodgson (Hull KR, East Hull)
10. James Graham (captain) (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Blackbrook)
11. Liam Farrell (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks)
12. Joel Tomkins (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks)
13. Joe Westerman (Hull FC, Featherstone Lions)

14. Daryl Clark (Castleford Tigers, Fryston Warriors)
15. Brett Ferres (Huddersfield Giants, Smawthorne Panthers)
16. Tom Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs, Dewsbury Moor)
17. Chris Hill (Warrington Wolves, New Spring Lions)

https://www.englandrl.co.uk/article/40996/england-name-unchanged-side-for
 
Can anyone confirm the Aussies are using Sutton for this game ?

It's over for England before the ball is kicked if true.

If there is to be a non neutral Ref then surely that would be the Ref of the tournament to date.....Phil Bentham ?

If it is Sutton then you have to ask where is the RFL and NZRL's spine ?

I hope it's not a case of Australia not being able to help cheating to keep their Multi million dollar profile safe.
 
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Can anyone confirm the Aussies are using Sutton for this game ?

It's over for England before the ball is kicked if true.

If there is to be a non neutral Ref then surely that would be the Ref of the tournament to date.....Phil Bentham ?

If it is Sutton then you have to ask where is the RFL and NZRL's spine ?

I hope it's not a case of Australia not being able to help cheating to keep their Multi million dollar profile safe.
Are we talking about the ref?

Surely thats illegal? Should be Perenara or Frances most competent ref...
 
Gonna be weird England wearing white with red hoops and oz light blue with Moron hoops- they're wearing this one

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Too similar IMO
 
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Are we talking about the ref?

Surely thats illegal? Should be Perenara or Frances most competent ref...
Yep they changed both refs as soon as Aussie lost. Pre tournament it was announced in the opposite order.

England and Sa a goorne......unless they can pull off a Warriors V Shane Hayne at Penrith Miracle.
 
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Can anyone confirm the Aussies are using Sutton for this game ?

It's over for England before the ball is kicked if true.

If there is to be a non neutral Ref then surely that would be the Ref of the tournament to date.....Phil Bentham ?

If it is Sutton then you have to ask where is the RFL and NZRL's spine ?

I hope it's not a case of Australia not being able to help cheating to keep their Multi million dollar profile safe.

Wouldn't surprise me. They always whinge and moan to have everything their own way and usually we bend over and let them.

Absolutely love to give them a hiding here.
 
Wouldn't surprise me. They always whinge and moan to have everything their own way and usually we bend over and let them.

Absolutely love to give them a hiding here.

Dam straight I'd love to see any team give those kangarooters a hiding..

Let their muppet fans cry and make even more excuses.. must be Paul Gallen's fan club, bunch of cry babys
 
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