Its make or break for England this week as they prepare to take on World Champions Australia in the last round of the four nations at the London Stadium. Can Wayne Bennetts side overcome the odds and make it through to the four nations final.
After last weeks not so impressive win against Scotland , England will be looking to improve on last week’s game by beating the Australians this Sunday. Meanwhile the Australians have been excellent in the competition so far picking up wins against Scotland and New Zealand this week (Both teams play each other this week).
Mal Maninga will come face to face with Wayne Bennett on Sunday and will also be looking for his first win against England as the Australia coach. Both teams will need to focus on Saturday knowing that a win could see them on their way to Anfield for the final.
This matchup will also see two of the best hookers in the world go up against each other for the third time this season in the form of Josh Hodgson (Canberra Raiders) and Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm). Both players will have to think about their game both mentally and physically and they will both play a key role in this matchup and they could be the deciding factor.
As England these teams have faced each other 13 times with England having not gained a win over the men from down under since 1995 when they managed to win 20-16 in the exact same city. Australia have managed to win 10 matches in a row against the English and England will be trying to stop this streak on Sunday.
This afternoon Wayne Bennett announced his squad to face Australia
John Bateman (Wigan Warriors, Bradford Dudley Hill)
Kevin Brown (Widnes Vikings, Thatto Heath Crusaders)
George Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs, Dewsbury Moor)
Sam Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs, Dewsbury Moor)
Thomas Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs, Dewsbury Moor)
Daryl Clark (Warrington Wolves, Fryston Warriors)
Mike Cooper (Warrington Wolves/St George-Illwarra Dragons, Latchford Albion)
Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers, Middleton Marauders)
James Graham (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Blackbrook)
Ryan Hall (Leeds Rhinos, Oulton Raiders)
Chris Hill (Warrington Wolves, New Spring Lions)
Josh Hodgson (Canberra Raiders, East Hull)
Jonny Lomax (St Helens, Orrell St James)
Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants, Deighton Juniors)
Mark Percival (St Helens, Halton Farnworth Hornets)
Kallum Watkins (Leeds Rhinos, Latchford Albion)
Elliott Whitehead (Canberra Raiders, West Bowling)
Gareth Widdop (St George-Illawarra Dragons, Kings Cross)
George Williams (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks)
Venue: London Stadium
Kick Off: 14:00 GMT
TV Coverage: BBC
Match Officials: Referee: Robert Hicks. Sideline officials: Mark Craven and Anthony Elliott.