MATCH FO­CUS

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - RUGBY LEAGUE -

Good day: Tommy Makin­son

■ It could not have gone any bet­ter for the St He­lens winger who scored a hat-trick and also helped pre­vent a hat-trick of Kiwi tries. Bril­liant dis­play. One of many in this Eng­land side.

Bad day: Jor­dan Ra­pana

■ The Can­berra Raiders winger was de­nied twice in the first half by Makin­son and then suf­fered a se­ries of costly er­rors in the sec­ond pe­riod be­fore go­ing off in­jured.

Key mo­ment

■ 54th minute: Trail­ing 14-6, Kiwi James Fisher-Har­ris smashes Sam Tomkins late and all hell breaks loose.

Ref watch

■ Ger­ard Sut­ton: Good to have a neu­tral for once and the Aus­tralian han­dled it well.

Ver­dict

■ Su­perb Test match. Bril­liant. Let us have more of this. Please. And please again.

Next game

■ Eng­land v New Zea­land; Sun­day 3.15pm (El­land Road, Leeds)

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