Papua New Guinea will be no pushovers when England meet them in the second quarter-final at the DW Stadium in Wigan.
England are looking incredibly strong this World Cup with Shaun Wane finding the right balance between experience and youth that has been missing so often in the past. This is an England team that is capable of winning it all.
They draw arguably the most difficult quarter final matchup though against a very steady and incredibly hard Papua New Guinea team.
England have had trouble against PNG in the last decade with their biggest win in that span just 30 points.
The Kumuls have a talented and reliable halves pairing and a fearless pack to go with an incredibly sharp hooker in Edwin Ipape.
This has all the hallmarks of a low-scoring tight affair so the 22.5 points seems good.
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Dom Young has been an outright star this World Cup as the leading tryscorer.
Jack Welsby is emerging as England’s best player and at five-eighth will have plenty of the ball. He has 37 tries in 75 Super League games.
We are going back to the well with the Kumuls hooker who has been incredibly good this World Cup. He has not scored this World Cup but has been over the line twice and comes off a super tryscoring season where he crossed 22 times in 22 games.