This is an exciting new era for the England rugby league team

08 November 2018 12:50
Not only have England beaten New Zealand but they have done so with a group of youngsters who can hit even greater heightsBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredMuch has been made of the star names who missed England’s 20-14 win over New Zealand at Anfield last weekend – but we should get used to it. This is the start of a new era for England, with most of the absentees unlikely to be on board come the 2021 World Cup, and some facing a major challenge to get back into Wayne Bennett’s squad at all.The sensational performances by hat-trick scoring winger Tommy Makinson on just his third appearance, cannonball Luke Thompson and admirably adroit centre Jake Connor – all in their first season of international rugby – plus pocket rocket full-back Jonny Lomax, do not auger well for Ryan Hall, James Roby and Sam Burgess. Related: England’s Tommy Makinson joins world elite by winning Golden Boot Related: Tommy Makinson hat-trick carries England to series win over New Zealand Related: The more England beat New Zealand, the less they fear NRL players Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian