By Richard Cowley, Date: 15/4/13

England received the workout they were looking for against the Exiles on Friday night in front of 7926 fans, at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in Warrington.

The game itself didn’t really answer any questions about England’s chances in the World Cup later in the year. But Steve McNamara will be happy to come away with a win after struggling against the Exiles previously.

It took the first half of the first half for England to get out of 2nd gear. Then England put on 4 tries in 15 minutes with, Hardaker, Roby, Cudjoe and Tomkins all crossing the white line. Sinfield converted all to see England go to the half time break with a handy 24 – 0 lead over the Exiles.

With Sinfield off the field the second half saw the Exiles put on two tries in 4 minutes early in the second half to get themselves back into the game. England held firm after more raids by the Exiles. England sealed the game with a try by Cudjoe with 3 minutes remaining.

As it happened

19th minute – Zak Hardaker grounds the ball from a Sam Tomkins kick left of the posts. Kevin Sinfield converts. England 6 – Exiles 0

23rd Minute – James Roby picks up a split ball from the Exiles to run 60 meters to scores under the posts. Kevin Sinfield converts. England 12 – Exiles 0

27th minute – Leroy Cudjoe crosses out wide. Kevin Sinfield converts. England 18 – Exiles 0

34th minute – Sam Tomkins scores just to the left of the posts. Kevin Sinfield converts. England 24 – England 0

Half Time – England 24 – Exiles – 0

53rd minute – Mickey Paea crosses to give the Exiles their first points of the game and Pat Richards converts. England 24 – Exiles 6

57th minute – Joel Monaghan crosses in the right hand corner. England 24 – Exiles 10

77th minute – Leroy Cudjoe crosses for his second try and Josh Charnley converts. England 30 – Exiles 10

Full Time – England 30 – Exiles 10

2013 International Origin – England v Exiles teams

2013 International Origin England Team:

1 Sam Tomkins – Wigan Warriors
2 Josh Charnley – Wigan Warriors
3 Leroy Cudjoe – Huddersfield Giants
4 Zak Hardaker – Leeds Rhinos
5 Ryan Hall – Leeds Rhinos
6 Kevin Sinfield – Leeds Rhinos (Capt)
7 Richie Myler – Warrington Wolves
8 Chris Hill – Warrington Wolves
9 James Roby – St Helens
10 Lee Mossop – Wigan Warriors
11 Liam Farrell – Wigan Warriors
12 Gareth Ellis – Hull FC
Interchange
13 Jamie Jones-Buchanan – Leeds Rhinos
14 Rangi Chase – Castleford Tigers
15 Eorl Crabtree – Huddersfield Giants
16 Ben Westwood – Warrington Wolves
17 Brett Ferres – Huddersfield Giants

2013 International Origin Exiles Team:

1 Brett Hodgson (Warrington Wolves, Australia, Captain),
2 Joel Monaghan (Warrington Wolves, Australia)
3 Steve Menzies (Catalans Dragons, Australia),
4 Joel Moon (Leeds Rhinos, Australia)
5 Pat Richards (Wigan Warriors, Ireland)
6 Travis Burns (Hull Kingston Rovers, Australia)
7 Michael Dobson (Hull Kingston Rovers, Australia)
8 Kylie Leuluai (Leeds Rhinos, Samoa)
9 Heath L’Estrange (Bradford Bulls, Australia)
10 Tony Puletua (St Helens, Samoa)
11 Sia Soliola (St Helens, Samoa)
12 Trent Waterhouse (Warrington Wolves, Australia)
13 Harrison Hansen (Wigan Warriors, Samoa),
Interchange
14 Lance Hohaia (St Helens, New Zealand)
15 Mickey Paea (Hull Kingston Rovers, Tonga)
16 Zeb Taia (Catalan Dragons, Cook Islands)
17 Chris Bailey (London Broncos, Australia)

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