Wane reckons England can go all the way

Wigan scrum-half Matty Smith during England training ahead of tomorrow's clash with Samoa

Wigan scrum-half Matty Smith during England training ahead of tomorrow's clash with Samoa

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SHAUN Wane reckons England have their “best chance in years” of ending their trophy drought.

Steve McNamara’s outfit begin their Four Nations campaign tomorrow morning with an opening clash against Samoa.

They they go on to face Australia and New Zealand, two heavyweight nations both hampered my withdrawals of key players.

England – or Great Britain – have not won a tournament involving the Kangaroos in more than four decades. And while Wane acknowledges the talent they have, he thinks their absentees – coupled with the strength of England – gives the tourists a great opportunity.

He said: “This is our best chance for many years, and that’ll have been spoken about by the management.”

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