Burgess faces listening to over alleged gouge

  • Burgess faces listening to over alleged gouge

Burgess faces listening to over alleged gouge

The Kiwis were back in front five minutes into the second half when Kodi Nikorima fed Watene-Zelezniak in midfield and the skipper darted away to set up Maumalo for a try which Johnson converted.

The St Helens winger, whose three tries clinched a thrilling 20-14 win over the Kiwis in the second Test at Anfield, is one of 10 fresh faces introduced by Bennett, largely due to injury, since December's World Cup final. The New Zealand side also made no official complaint.

Bennett has called on the Rugby League International Federation, who meet this week in York, to push international rugby league to the forefront.

Makinson said: "Playing for this England badge is emotional and to pull on the shirt with these lads is inspirational".

In the second half, Burgess' fingers came into contact with Watene-Zelezniak's eyes.

"That's global football. I'm a tough boy, I'm an adult, I'm a man so I can take those kinds of things but what I can't take is a loss", Watene-Zelezniak said during his post match-interview. New Zealand were quickly running out of troops - and patience - after a slew of drop ball they simply couldn't find a way through.

George Burgess could be in trouble for this incident involving Dallin Watene-Zelezniak.

Shaun Johnson then added a penalty goal to give the visitors a 14-6 buffer.

Connor then tied the match up at 14-14 when he barged over to score, before Makinson brought up his hat-trick and sealed the victory with a fantastic solo try with six minutes on the clock.

England managed a killer blow right before half-time, a floated pass from George Williams putting Tommy Makinson over in the right-hand corner. "There's a lot of hurt in the changing room", he said.

Among a host of star turns was James Graham, an Everton fan leading England out at Anfield, prop Luke Thompson, who looks a natural at this level, and centre Jake Connor, who scored to make it four tries in as many appearances. "It didn't really mess with the game much but that's football". That's the difference in Test match footy.

"England have been performing like that for quite some time".