Ever since Wayne Bennett’s appointment as head coach of the England setup, there has been speculation about whether he’d follow the trend of including players based on their form, or on their reputation within the international scene. His first meeting with his players in June suggests a bit of both really, and no doubt his mind will have changed about who he’ll pick in autumn since then.
With Hull FC rising to the top, and Leeds & Huddersfield dramatically falling to the bottom, it’s likely we’ll see a much changed side line up against New Zealand in that first Four Nations game in a couple of weeks time. 5 of our writers submitted the side they would play in that match, and combining them all together, this is who would play.
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