As good as it was to watch the Union boys win a World Cup in Australia back in 2003, to see the League team do it in 2017 would be an even bigger feat of sporting prowess.
Sadly, most of the mainstream media have ignored Rugby League for so long, its not a shock if you haven’t heard about a World Cup taking place in Australia.
England: G Widdop, J McGillvary, K Watkins, J Bateman, R Hall, K Brown, L Gale, C Hill, J Roby, J Graham, S Burgess, E Whitehead, S O’Loughlin, (capt).
Interchanges: A Walmsley, B Currie, T Burgess, C Heighington.
Australia squad: B Slater, D Gagai, W Chambers, J Dugan, V Holmes, M Morgan, C Cronk, Woods, C Smith, D Klemmer, B Cordner, M Gillett, J McGuire, W Graham, J McLean, R Campbell-Gillard, T Frizell, F Kaufusi, T Trbojevic, J Mansour, J Maloney.
Looking beyond the final, England will take on the Kiwis in a three game Autumn test series in 2018.
Buy your tickets now and you could be watching the World Champions…
International Test Series Fixtures
Saturday October 27 (14:30), KCOM Stadium, Hull.
Saturday November 3 (14:30), Anfield, Liverpool
Sunday November 11 (15:00), Elland Road, Leeds