Leeds Rhinos legend believes Shaun Wane used the hairdryer treatment to good effect for England vs France

When England led 18-0 in Bolton against France, it looked like Shaun Wane’s side were going to back up their statement win over Samoa with another demolition.

However, the introduction of new Leeds Rhinos signing Justin Sangare helped turn things around for France as they started to gain metres and play the game at the speed they wanted.

This saw France go into the break just six points behind which led to some footage of a pretty animated Shaun Wane talking to his players at halftime.

In the second half, John Bateman wasted no time in causing France problems with a probing run prior to an offload to Elliot Whitehead to score.

This helped open the floodgates in Bolton in front of the 23,000 fans in attendance as Victor Radley crossed and winger Dom Young grabbed a brace.

After the game, which England won 42-18, Shaun Wane said he wasn’t quite as angry as some might have thought.

However, after the game speaking on the BBC, Jamie Peacock said he felt that the ex-Wigan Warriors boss did bring out the hairdryer treatment but believed that it worked.

The Rhinos legend said: “We saw a definite drop off from England around the 20 minute mark and for the next 20 minutes. Shaun Wane brought out the hairdryer and we saw a change in intensity and concentration from the players.

“I know he said it wasn’t quite as bad as we think it was, but it looked pretty animated.”

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