England Look To Break Australian Hold On International Stage

This weekend sees the start of rugby league's Four Nations competition and hopes are high that England can break the dominance of Australia and New Zealand.

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Tips Australia to win    Best Bet @ 8 / 13  
New Zealand to reach final @ 4 / 7  

Under the leadership of Australian supercoach Wayne Bennett, England are being tipped to push the traditional big hitters of the international game all the way.

Australia start favourites to win the competition with their star-studded line-up coached by Mal Meninga.

In recent seasons, New Zealand have threatened to take the Aussies' crown and it will be interesting to see how they perform under rookie coach David Kidwell.

Also involved this year are Scotland and while they are not expected to make life difficult for the superpowers, they continue to improve year on year under coach Steve McCormack.

The opening game of the Four Nations takes place on Friday when Australia meet Scotland at Hull KR's Lightstream Stadium. This should be a routine win for the Kangaroos and it's possible Meninga will play some of his fringe players with bigger tests around the corner.

On Saturday, a full-house will be at the John Smiths Stadium in Huddersfield for England v New Zealand. All eyes will be on the new-look England side with Sam Burgess captaining the side for the first time.

The action continues next month with a double header at Coventry's Ricoh Arena which sees England play Scotland followed by New Zealand v Australia.

On Friday November 11, it's New Zealand v Scotland at The Zebra Claims Stadium, Workington before England v Australia on Sunday, November 13 at The London Stadium. The final takes place on Sunday, November 20 at Anfield.

Australia are 8/13 with Sky Bet to win the Four Nations with New Zealand next at 3/1. England are 3/1 while Scotland are 500/1.

You can take Australia to reach the final at 1/8 with the Kiwis available at 4/7. England are 8/11 while Scotland are 100/1 with Betway.

It's hard to see past Australia and New Zealand but if England can get off to a good start, they will push hard for a final spot.

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Posted: Tuesday, 25th October 2016
Author: Mark Taylor

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