If there is one man that will be excited for the World Cup at the end of the season then it will be England head coach Shaun Wane.
Passionate, determined and trustworthy, Wane will be hoping that the Paul Barriere Trophy will be making the short trip to the trophy cabinet in the UK.
But, it has also been a very testing time for Wane especially with the fact that he has been unable to organise as many fixtures as he would have liked heading into the tournament.
Not only that, but some of his England players have been dropping like flies this season so far, including the likes of Leeds Rhinos star Harry Newman and Wigan Warriors forward Liam Farrell.
For leading rugby league agent, Craig Harrison of Show Me The Money UK, it will be a testing time for Wane as the former Wigan boss tries to pick a team and squad that can not only do England proud but that can win the World Cup.
“Do you know the one person who won’t be happy? Shaun Wane, he must be watching this week by week absolutely sh*tting himself,” Harrison said on The Full Eighty Minutes podcast.
“It’s every week, Farrell he’s lost this week and he’s massive for Wigan. They’ve lost Harry (Newman), and rushing him back with a hamstring injury is ridiculous like that.
“It must be the worst job in the world, think about England, if we lost three or four players we have had it. We are hanging on a thread now.
“If you lose a player of that accolade after losing Farrell you probably only have two or three forwards who can play there.”
Fingers crossed for Wane and England that there are no more serious injuries from the remaining Super League play-off games!