Shaun Wane's England confirm clash with Fiji

Shaun Wane’s England will prepare for this autumn's World Cup with a clash against Fiji.

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 12:27 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 12:30 pm
Coach Shaun Wane

The clash on Friday, October 15, is just eight days prior to the Rugby League World Cup opener at Newcastle's St James’s Park, and takes part in Rochdale as part of Rochdale Hornets’ 150th anniversary celebrations.

The Crown Oil Arena last hosted an international fixture at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, which saw Fiji defeat Ireland 32-14 in front of a sell-out crowd, while it will be the first time England has featured in a sporting event in the town since 1930.

Rochdale hosts the second largest Fijian population in the UK outside of London.

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England Head Coach Shaun Wane said: “This fixture will be a vital part of our preparations for the World Cup, and I’d like to thank Rochdale Hornets and the Fiji National Rugby League for making this happen. The Bati are a very talented side individually and collectively, and I wish them well at RLWC2021.”

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