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Australian stars brush off Wayne Bennett's claim England won't trouble favourites

Australian stars brush off Wayne Bennett's claim England won't trouble favourites

I think we're expecting a better version of them and they're expecting a better version of us.

"The scoreboard last week didn't reflect the game, but I'm sure Wayne would have given them a big rocket up the backside".

"He has done the job in the last couple of years and he is a fantastic fullback, and a pretty complete one at that".

The veteran fullback will run out at Suncorp Stadium in a World Cup final for the first time since his 2008 brain explosion gifted Benji Marshall a try, sparking New Zealand's upset win over Australia in the decider.

Not that Slater, 34, will be taking the decision lightly after finally reclaiming his Queensland and Kangaroos No.1 jersey following long-running shoulder dramas.

"That's just how Wayne is and he's probably just trying to take the heat off England", Klemmer said of Bennett's comments England couldn't trouble Australia in their current form after scraping past Tonga in the semifinal.

Meanwhile, Graham said the opportunity to play in a world cup final was not on his radar at the start of 2017.

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"If I retire at the end of next year I will have to make a decision whether I play that (2018) Test match or whether I hang it up at the end of this season".

It was the last time the 10-time champions lost a Cup game.

Rugby League World Cup head of officiating, Tony Archer, said: 'It was obviously a hard decision to pick the referee for the final after Matt Cecchin's and Gerry's excellent performances in the semi-finals and throughout the tournament but I'm confident were have chosen the right person to do job. I know that firsthand after missing out over the last three years through injury.

"Winning in 2013 was one of the most memorable moments of my playing career".

England will take on the Australian Kangaroos at 10pm Saturday in the Rugby League World Cup final.

England have not won a World Cup for 45 years, when in 1972 (as Great Britain) they picked up the trophy in France.


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