The squad for the England Rugby League side took to the Bournbrook pitches yesterday in preparation for their next match against Scotland in the Four Nations Tournament, which will be on Saturday 5th November K.O. 5:30pm.
The team along with the coaching staff including the likes of Wayne Bennett (Head Coach) and Jamie Peacock, took to our very own rugby pitch at Bournbrook, to do the first of three training sessions in preparation for the match on Saturday;
The England team are coming off the back of a defeat by the World Champions, the New Zealand Kiwi’s, who beat them agonisingly at Huddersfield’s John Smith’s Stadium by the score of 17-16. Sam Burgess, the Captain of England, trained with the squad today but was forced off with an icepack his left calf muscle. However Burgess seemed in good spirits and told me he was looking forward to the next match. I was also able to chat with Wyane Bennett and he explained to me the processes of recovery for the team and he hoped that England can play well in the forthcoming match.
Ryan Hall was able to comment about the prospect of getting his 30th cap. “If you had asked me when I started, I don’t think I would’ve believed you, its crazy”.
“Not many [people] with thirty caps and it’s a big mile stone and I’m over the moon!” Hall, a winger for the England side, performed well against the Kiwi’s and grounded about the prospect of facing Scotland. The full interview is attached below.
After a two-hour long training session, the squad chatted to admiring fans who had watched from the sidelines, seemingly un-phased by the thin rain that had persisted all afternoon.
Don’t forget that the England side have one more training session to come at the Bournbrook Pitches that will be happening between 10am-12pm this Friday, the 4th November.