By Richard Cowley, Date: 12/11/12
England put on a clinical display in the Autumn International Series final at Salford Stadium in front of 7,921 fans to notch up their 2nd consecutive win over the French. The scoreline of 48 – 4 was a formality with England by far the best team in the Autumn International Series.
England ran in a total of eight tries with winger Ryan Hall scoring 4 four and Kevin Sinfield converting all. England lead 18 – 0 at half time and continued the onslaught in the 2nd half. The French were left with a consolation try late in the 2nd half to at least register some points on the scoreboard.
The game itself celebrated the 40th anniversery of Great Britain’s last Rugby League World Cup triumph back in 1972. With the home nations taking the place of Great Britain, England will be hoping the can end the drought in next years World Cup.
Tries: Hall 4, Tomkins 2, Charnley, Burrow
Goals: Sinfield 8
England: Tomkins; Charnley, Watkins, Cudjoe, Hall; Sinfield, Chase; Mossop, McIlorum, Hill, Jones-Buchanan, Ellis, O’Loughlin. Interchange: Burrow, Ablett, Hock, Morley.
France: Soubeyras, Sadaoui, Larroyer, Duport, Pala, Bosc, Barthau, Fakir, K. Bentley, Casty, Elima, Raguin, Baitieri. Interchange: Bemba, Gigot, Bousquet, Griffi.
Autumn International Series Results
Game 1: 20th October – France 20 – Wales 6, Lens, France
Game 2: 27th October – Wales 12 v England 80, Glyndwr University Racecourse Ground, Wrexham, Wales
Game 3: 3rd November – England 44 v France 6, MS3 Craven Park, Hull, England
Final: 11th November – England 48 v France 4, Salford City Stadium, England