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Phil Clarke calls star player “the king of England”

Yesterday was George Williams’ first game since being appointed England captain and he showed his class with three tries and four assists as he and Leeds Rhinos’ Ash Handley formed a potent pairing.

Williams was running the show on his home turf at Warrington Wolves’ Halliwell Jones Stadium.

It is safe to say the Sky Sports pundits were stunned by the halfback with Jon Wilkin saying:

“The combination between Harry Smith and George Williams is really working and right now there is nobody better in that position that George Williams.

“Ball in hand England have been nearly perfect.”

Meanwhile, as Phil Clarke dissected England’s sixth try which was all down to the Williams and Handley partnership, he called Williams “the King of England.”

“He is the King of England. It is a brilliant pass over the top, just over the finger tips from the French, and Ash Handley finishes in the corner for what has been almost a perfect 40 minutes,” Clarke said.

This try came after a delightful kick in the corner which was taken by a French defender but he stepped in touch as he caught it in a moment Wilkin was left stunned by:

“That looks bizarre the more you look at it. But it is easy to say that here but in the heat of the game your lungs are burning, you have sweat in your eyes, it is hard to have that clarity.”

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