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England head coach Shaun Wane: “Regardless of dropping two gamers, I’m nonetheless extraordinarily assured that the squad I’ve chosen is robust sufficient to win this collection towards Tonga”; Dom Younger in hospital after having abscess drained; Morgan Knowles out with thumb harm; England lead collection 1-0

Final Up to date: 24/10/23 9:42pm

Morgan Knowles has been dominated out of the remainder of England’s collection vs Tonga, after selecting up a thumb harm

England duo Dom Younger and Morgan Knowles have each been dominated out of the remaining two matches of the worldwide collection towards Tonga.

Sydney Roosters winger Younger missed Sunday’s opening 22-18 win after having an abscess drained, and stays in hospital.

In the meantime, Knowles picked up a thumb harm through the hard-fought opener and has additionally been dominated out for the rest of the collection, which continues in Huddersfield on Saturday.

Dom Younger missed England’s opening Take a look at win vs Tonga and stays in hospital after having an abscess drained

England coach Shaun Wane stated: “Regardless of dropping two gamers, I’m nonetheless extraordinarily assured that the squad I’ve chosen is robust sufficient to win this collection towards Tonga.”

After Saturday’s conflict on the John Smith’s Stadium, the third and remaining match of the collection takes place at Headingley in Leeds the next Saturday.

Tom Johnstone’s second-half double sealed a rugged 22-18 win for England within the first of their three-match autumn Take a look at collection towards Tonga in St Helens.

The Catalans Dragons winger had been virtually nameless within the first half however pounced on a pair of probabilities – the primary a chic floated move from captain Jack Welsby – because the hosts pulled clear within the second interval.

A powerful debut from Hull KR stand-off Mikey Lewis, who made then scored one earlier than the break, additionally contributed to an encouraging afternoon for Wane’s males who have been nonetheless pressured to dwell on their nerves within the remaining levels.

A late attempt from Tolutau Koula threatened to arrange a grandstand end however England held on for the win in what was their first severe Take a look at since final yr’s heartbreaking World Cup semi-final exit.

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