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Kyle Amor names the man who could succeed Shaun Wane as England boss


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Fans of Super League clubs have been able to take a pause and regain their breath this week, as the season pauses for the international break. England will take on France in Toulouse on Saturday as part of the celebrations of the 90th anniversary of Rugby League in France.

However, with crucial fixtures on the horizon for the national side, the game offers more than simply a celebration of French Rugby League. Following their successful home test series against Tonga last year, the game against France represents the next step along the way as England look to build towards the 2026 Rugby League World Cup.

The game against France will allow Shaun Wane to assess players who are currently on the fringes of his squad, as there are six uncapped players in the England squad for the game against France.

Sky Sports pundit has also had an eye on England’s future. He has been discussing who he believes is the perfect candidate to replace Wane when his time with the national team comes to an end.

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Amor names potential successor to Shaun Wane as future England coach

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With international rugby at the front of everyone’s mind due to the mid-season international between England and France this weekend, Amor has discussed the future of the national team. Amor believes that Paul Rowley could be the perfect candidate to replace current head coach, Shaun Wane, in the future.

Rowley has been heavily linked with a move to the Leeds Rhinos in recent weeks. Amor believes the Leeds job could put in the frame for the England job. Speaking on the Sportsman podcast ahead of England’s mid-season international versus France Amor said:

“Right now, again, I don’t know that, I certainly think that it is, I think if he goes to Leeds and he gets that job, we’re here at England’s International Training Week, who’s to say that Rowls can’t end up being a successor for Shaun Wane in years to come.

“A quality coach and what he’s been able to do given the tight budget that he’s had has been remarkable.”

Rowley has an impressive track record at Salford, despite the club suffering from severe financial constraints. Despite losing key players such as Andy Ackers and Brodie Croft in the off-season, Rowley has guided Salford into fifth place in Super League. They completed their first league double over St Helens for 60 years with victory at the weekend.

Shaun Wane is under contract with England until the end of the next World Cup, which will take place in 2026. England are hopeful of facing Australia in a mouthwatering Ashes tour prior to the World Cup in 2025.

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