Ex-Leeds Rhinos, St Helens and Wigan Warriors make massive claims about England’s performance against PNG

England lead 38-0 at halftime against Papua New Guinea which is something that no one expected against a tough and hard working Kumuls side.

In many ways it has been the perfect performance from England with Shaun Wane’s side lighting up Wigan Warriors’ DW Stadium from the opening minute.

Their pack has punched holes through PNG’s middles before the likes of Victor Radley, Sam Tomkins, Jack Welsby and George Williams stretched the play.

This itself created pressure but the pressure was only exacerbated by the short kicking game which saw England double down on building that pressure.

Then England’s outside backs, and of course forward Tom Burgess, have been clinical when it’s come to it.

This has got Leeds Rhinos legend and former England skipper Jamie Peacock very impressed talking on BBC. Super League’s most successful player described the game as better than the 60-6 win over Samoa in the opening game.

He added, “it’s as close to perfection as you can get in a first half” saying he was massively impressed with the “brutality” in the England defence.

He also said it is “as good as it gets” in rugby league. Meanwhile, Jon Wilkin described it as a “royal performance” in front of royalty with the Princess of Wales in attendance.

Kevin Brown meanwhile said in commentary “we can win the World Cup.”

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