Revealed: Shaun Wane used newspaper clippings ahead of Tonga clash

England in the second against Tonga claimed a 14-4 win with Warrington Wolves star Matty Ashton scoring twice to help England claim the win on debut.

After the victory however, England boss Shaun Wane was less than impressed as he slammed the comments made by Tongan camp mainly be Kristian Woolf.

He claimed that they were disrespectful which prompted the question ‘are England widely disrespected?’

To this, Shaun Wane said: “No I don’t, I don’t feel that, but I did last week and I have done this week, definitely. There’s been posters all around the dressing room and it was my easiest day ever today.

“Yeah they did, and it was just getting that balance right, not getting too excited but we want to get the job done and the players were absolutely with me all the way.”

Asked about being determined to make it three wins from three, Wane said: “Oh yeah, absolutely. Absolutely, no question about that. This week will be a really, really intense week and we’ll enjoy it today but it’ll be work and we’ve got a job to do on Saturday.

“I know the players have been fantastic in supporting me and believing in what I’m saying. We have to be obsessed about them seeing the best of us on Saturday.”

He was also asked about potential bad blood: “There was no bad blood from us.

“They’ve got some great athletes that are a very, very good team and some of the things that they’ve said, I just didn’t understand. I honestly didn’t get about the ruck speed and ground.

“There’s no bad blood from us, I haven’t made a comment about anything, but I have today.”

He also noted that they put newspaper clippings in the changing room: “Well I’m that old I always use it.

“Yeah, it’s been handy this week and fair play to the lads for trusting me and believing in me.”