Yesterday, England scored 17 tries in a 94-4 win over Greece which was their biggest win in the tournament as well as their third highest ever.
To many it was a statement win from England but did those down under view it as such as England and co head for the knockouts as the tournament hots up.
Well, a lot of the focus was on the player Australia perhaps fear the most: Dom Young.
Zerotackle noted the record-break nature of the win and Young’s potency: “England have cruised to the top of Group A with a record-breaking 94-4 win over Greece at Sheffield’s Bramall Lane.
“Though the English were expected to dominate after convincing wins against Samoa and France, few could have anticipated how much the hosts would run riot, scoring 17 tries to set up a likely quarter-final clash with Papua New Guinea.
“Dominic Young has surged to the top of the tournament’s try-scoring chart with another four to take his total to eight tries in just three games.”
Meanwhile, the Daily Telegraph was more focused on an injury concern for England in the shape of Victor Radley: “England have given Greece an absolute hiding, falling just short of racking up a century as Victor Radley suffered an arm injury – with his English father watching on for the first time.”
Fox League underlined the nature of the record-breaking win comparing it to the previous record established by England: “Newcastle Knights winger Dom Young scored four first-half tries as England thrashed Greece 94-4 on Saturday to set up a likely Rugby League World Cup quarter-final against Papua New Guinea.
“The winning margin was England’s largest at a World Cup, surpassing their 76-4 victory over Russia in 2000.”
However, it was hard to escape the performances of Young. The Canberra Times said: Newcastle flyer Dom Young has enhanced his new cult-figure status at the World Cup, clocking up four more tries to spearhead England’s most facile of triumphs over Greece.