Steve McNamara identifies key star to be picked by England coach Shaun Wane

Catalans Dragons were in a rampant mood against Warrington Wolves last night.

24-6 up with five minutes remaining, the French side ended up conceding two quickfire tries when Warrington threatened a comeback, but Catalans ran out deserved 24-18 winners.

In his post-match press conference, Catalans head coach Steve McNamara was over the moon with his players, stating: “It was a very, very good victory, it was a shaky start to the week but they’ve trained extremely well and full of energy and we knew what we needed to do to come here and win and it was a super effort,” McNamara said in his interview on Sky Sports.

‘We were very tenacious, I thought we played well but at times we got fractured and some of the tries we saved were great.”

But in his interview, McNamara was also asked about man-of-the-match Mike McMeeken, who was snubbed by England head coach Shaun Wane during the week when the latter named his 30-man training squad.

And, for the Dragons boss, he is hopeful that Wane will reconsider – even if he does hate asking!

“I know Mike McMeeken got man-of-the-match and I used to hate it when coaches would push their players on me but I think he deserves a spot in that side, he was great again tonight.”

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