BEN CURRIE believes England have eliminated the concern issue that surrounds the Aussies – and so they know they will beat them in the event that they meet once more, possibly within the closing.
The Warrington second-rower might have examined defeat on his Check debut however the scoreline flatters the Kangaroos.
England boss Wayne Bennett insisted the show was an unlimited enchancment on final yr’s 4 Nations, once they have been thumped 36-18.
Sure, England soaked up a number of stress and sure, as soon as once more they have been the architects of their very own downfall with all three Aussie tries coming off the again of errors.
And sure, Sam Burgess’ medial knee ligament damage that compelled him off and will see him out for as much as 4 weeks is a priority.
However Currie is adamant that in the event that they handle to get right through to the ultimate and face Mal Meninga’s facet once more, they are going to have perception they will win reasonably than hope.
He mentioned: “We all know we will beat them now.
“I don’t assume they received it, it was extra a case of us dropping it in a approach.
“We made some foolish errors that we’re not used to creating, particularly within the first half and so they took benefit. That’s all they do, they stick within the sport, they don’t make errors, they only maintain grinding away.
“We simply have to match them for that and I believe we will and are available out on prime.
“You’ll be able to possibly get a bit panicky in regards to the reality you’re not scoring factors and find yourself making an attempt to drive that closing move or that little offload when it’s not the precise time to do it and it finally ends up getting you.
“However we all know we will defend towards them now. Within the second half they bought the penalty for 2 factors then we have been chasing the sport, so we needed to attempt one thing and so they ran the size of the sphere.
“Nonetheless, we all know we will defend towards them and we all know we will rating towards them, we’ve simply bought to maintain maintain of the ball a bit higher. 100 per cent I’m extra assured we will beat them regardless of a defeat.
“We’ve misplaced a sport however when you ask anybody, they’re not too downhearted. We all know we will play quite a bit higher and the event isn’t received but, is
it? We’ve bought to beat Lebanon and France now and end second, possibly first, and transfer on and hopefully meet the Aussies once more within the closing.
“However that’s why the Aussies are the primary crew in the mean time – they only maintain going and don’t become bored with what they’re doing and it grinds a crew down. We’ve simply bought to match them doing that.”
Currie, who has overcome a severe knee damage to make the squad, discovered he was taking part in at about 11.30am on Friday as Alex Walmsley had not recovered from a virus.
The 23-year-old was as pissed off as anybody else when Matt Gillett cancelled out Jermaine McGillvary’s opener after an error in possession downfield.
Billy Slater touched down after kipper sean O’Loughlin conceded a penalty and Josh Dugan rounded it off by going 80 metres as England chased the sport.
However within the second half with the scores 10-Four, England pounded on the door and appeared able to successful – one thing they didn’t look final yr.
And Currie revealed how the message within the dressing room was very completely different from earlier years.
He added: “James Graham spoke within the altering rooms, over time that first half has ended up being 50-odd factors and England have gotten hammered.
“They may have damaged by us just a few instances however to point out the character we did to show up for one another, to nonetheless make these cowl tackles, was nice. There are nonetheless just a few issues we have to iron out in assault however we will beat these.”
Former England and Nice Britain star Adrian Morley was an spectator amongst a poor opening sport crowd of 22,724, which ought to elevate questions amongst organisers.
And he believes there’s purpose to be cheerful.
He mentioned: “It was the identical outdated story in the truth that they did not get the win, however there have been some constructive indicators. It was effort.
“The primary half was poor however there was a number of enchancment within the second so if they will lower out the unforced errors and provides themselves equal quantity of possession and play the sport within the Australian half there isn’t any purpose why they cannot compete towards the large boys.
“The massive concern is the damage to Sam. Indubitably they want him taking part in to have a greater probability. Will probably be an enormous blow, they haven’t bought many world class celebrity gamers and Sam is certainly one.”
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