Ex-St Helens man wants “analysis” into what went wrong for England in the World Cup

It’s easy to forget that the Rugby League World Cup finished just weeks ago, that’s perhaps because fans don’t want to remember that England crashed out at the semi-final stages after looking like world beaters early in the tournament.

Since then, many have questioned what went wrong including Leeds Rhinos legend Jamie Peacock who called for a review after the tournament ended.

Now, ex-St Helens man Jon Wilkin has called for something similar as he called there to be an analysis into what went wrong for England in the semi-final stages of the tournament.

He said this on Sky Sports today:

“It’s rugby league, we sweep it under the rug, it’s rugby league we won’t talk about it, we might analyse it next year when everyone has forgotten what happened.

“We played really well in the World Cup but we fell short with a really poor performance, I’d like some analysis of how that happened and I’m sure Shaun Wane will want that as well, as a coach that’s what he should want.”

Meanwhile, Brian Carney labelled the World Cup a disaster based on the comments of Shaun Wane as he suggested Wane should not be head coach of England for the next World Cup in 2025.

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