Sean O’Loughlin captained England to a 26-12 over New Zealand victory in Hull on Sunday, in the opening match of this autumn’s three-test series.
Wigan Warriors and England captain Sean O’Loughlin is desperate to put his Grand Final misery behind him by leading England to international success over New Zealand this autumn.
Although Wigan Warriors beat Hull FC 30-24 at the DW Stadium on Friday coach Shaun Wane was quick to praise a passionate Hull side, admitting his side could easily have lost.
England’s last win over Australia was in the 1995 World Cup at Wembley Stadium, although the side did beat the Kangaroos in the 2006 Tri-Nations Series in Sydney when competing as Great Britain.
Wigan Warriors’ Matty Smith is set to make his international debut when England take on Samoa in the first of their Four Nations tests
The Warriors were edged out by local rivals St Helens in the Super League Grand Final last weekend
The 31-year-old, who made his international debut ten-years-ago, will lead the 24-man squad down-under to face Samoa, Australia and New Zealand later this month.
The Warriors will battle it out with fierce rivals Warrington Wolves at the DW Stadium on Friday evening in a repeat of the 2013 Grand Final
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