Shaun Wane has some big decisions to make when the World Cup knockout stages roll around next week with his England set to face Papua New Guinea at Wigan Warriors’ DW Stadium.
Such has been the quality of some performances from his players, he has been left with more than one headache.
One of the main ones lies in the spine. Wane’s strongest spine going into the tournament was Jack Welsby and George Williams in the halves with Sam Tomkins at fullback however the performances of Marc Sneyd recently might tempt Wane to start the Salford Red Devils halfback against the Kumuls next week.
On Sneyd’s performances, Wane said: “He has impressed from day one how he’s behaved in camp has been impeccable. I think he played really well especially with his boot.”
Meanwhile Marc Sneyd spoke about whether he’s done enough to get selected for the knockout stages and said that he hoped he had: “I’d hope so at the end of the day all I can do is do my best on the field and at training but we’ll see what happens.”
Sneyd broke the record for the most points by an English player in the World Cup yesterday with 30 and on this Sneyd said: “That’s good yeah, any individual record is nice to get.”
Comically his coach Shaun Wane said: “Jesus” upon hearing this.