Many expected England’s pack to be bullied against Samoa yesterday with the Samoans 10-15 kilos heavier than their English counterparts.
In actual fact, it was England who physically dominated their opponents. The backs carried the ball well out of their own end creating a good platform whilst the England pack punched holes through the Samoans.
One of England’s best forwards wad former Bradford prop and current South Sydney Rabbitohs forward Tom Burgess who after letting an early chance pass him by knocking on over the line, he powered over for England’s last try of the game.
A man who has played in Australia for so long, he spoke this week about wanting to help grow English rugby league on 9News and now he has said he’s open to a move to Super League noting that he grew up a Leeds Rhinos fan – the team his older brother Luke won a Grand Final with in 2009.
He told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “I’d love to come back for a stint in Super League. I want the game to do well in England – I’m a very proud Englishman and a very proud Yorkshireman.
“I grew up supporting Leeds so you never say never with that sort of stuff. Hopefully with this tournament we can really give a shot of life to rugby league in this country.”
He did say he was “very settled” at Souths at this moment in time and his focus of course is presently on World Cup glory.
He elaborated on this when speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post.