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England ready to confirm Denver Test despite NRL club protests

ENGLAND say they are set to confirm a June 23 Test against New Zealand in Denver despite the protests of NRL clubs. Attempts to prepare...

No Betts: England assistant doesn’t know if Wayne Bennett is staying on

WAYNE Bennett's assistant coach in the England set-up, Denis Betts, has no idea if the Brisbane mentor will stay on. (function(t,e,i,d){var o=t.getElementById(i),n=t.createElement(e);o.style.height=250;o.style.width=300;o.style.display='inline-block';n.id='ibb-widget',n.setAttribute('src',('https:'===t.location.protocol?'https://':'http://')+d),n.setAttribute('width','300'),n.setAttribute('height','250'),n.setAttribute('frameborder','0'),n.setAttribute('scrolling','no'),o.appendChild(n)})(document,'iframe','ibb-widget-root-728401771',"banners.itunes.apple.com/banner.html?partnerId=&aId=1000lqwZ&bt=catalog&t=catalog_black&id=728401771&c=gb&l=en-GB&w=300&h=250&store=apps"); Bennett was off contract...

We Got Issues: England v Lebanon analysis

By STEVE MASCORD LAST week Wayne Bennett told us England were on a journey. At halftime against Lebanon, they were motoring along, top down with...

Trbojevic Tournament In Doubt, Burgess Out Til Quarters

By STEVE MASCORD AUSTRALIA forward Jake Trbojevic's World Cup is in doubt due to a pectoral muscle injury while England's Sam Burgess will likely be...

We Got Issues: England Squad Analysis

By STEVE MASCORD  IT’S fitting England will later this week set up camp in Perth. The West Australian capital, like Wayne Bennett's just-named team, is...

Bennett Alarm Bells For Australia’s Broncos

By STEVE MASCORD WAYNE Bennett’s Brisbane Broncos charges say there are foreboding signs for Australia as the English squad touches down in Perth. Bennett’s northern hemisphere-based...

Home & Away: In Camp With England

By STEVE MASCORD CMON! That’s a fire alarm!” James “Jammer” Graham is glaring at his team-mates as they sit scattered around the mezzanine level at the...

BONDI BEAT: March 2017 – Storm Brewing Over England-Samoa Test

By STEVE MASCORD WAYNE Bennett offered a wry smile. “Yeah, that's going to be a tough one. Not sure about that." The question was whether the...

Jermaine McGillvary: Wayne Bennett Pretended To Forget My Name

By STEVE MASCORD ENGLAND winger Jermaine McGillvary has revealed how Wayne Bennett pretended to not even know his name at the Four Nations – before...

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