Yorkshire news Samoa become latest nation to declare interest in Test series against England PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - The World Cup Finalists are one of three nations to express interest so far.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Matt Parish has become the latest international coach to throw his team's hat in the ring as test opponents for England in the coming years. The Samoa boss, who guided his side to a World Cup Final at the expense of the host nation, is keen for his side to play in more meaningful games before the next World Cup in 2025. The RFL is keen on hosting Tests in the Autumns of 2023 and 2024, with New Zealand understood to be on the radar. Coach Michael Maguire said before the tournament that he would be keen to bring the Kiwis to the UK next year. Victorious Australian coach Mal Meninga also said he'd be keen for the Kangaroos to come over and now Parish has joined the calls for his team. Read more: Martin Offiah picks England's next captain with Sam Tomkins set to end "It's definitely something we'd look forward to," Parish said. The more games we can get the better. I've been listening to Junior talk and this group is very special.
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. "I've said before, it's a fine line. If you want international footy to grow it needs to thrive but these guys do need an off-season and a rest. For some it's 37 games this season with 60-odd minutes in the front row, it's a lot." Ahead of the tournament, Rugby League Live revealed that the RFL was looking at hosting three Test matches in the Autumn, with a plan to do the same a year later. As it stands, there has been no confirmation on who England's opponents will be but it's clear that they won't be short of offers. The only confirmed Test planned for England at present is a mid-season match against France in April. Read next Australia keen on England Ashes series after Rugby League World Cup exploits Penrith Panthers refusing to sign off World Club Challenge over prize money concerns French Wheelchair World Cup Final match official under review after conduct concerns Rugby League World Cup Team of the Tournament featuring NRL superstars and Super League talent Wakefield Trinity lead chase for Sydney Roosters powerhouse prop
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