ENGLAND coach Steve McNamara spoke of his side’s professionalism following a record 84-4 thrashing of France at Leigh Sports Village on Saturday.

McNamara commented on the squad’s preparation ahead of the three test series against New Zealand, which starts on Sunday at the KC Stadium in Hull.

Since this interview, returning Wigan star Sam Tomkins was ruled out of the series through injury, leaving the fullback spot to Man of Steel Zak Hardaker, in a 19 man squad which is unchanged from last weeks victory.

A New Zealand captain has never lifted the Baskerville Shield, but with the side currently ranked No.1 in the world they are expected to provide England a significant challenge.

By: Joseph Crabtree

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *