Sam urges Fans to back France Double Header

Sam urges Fans to back France Double Header

The final two games of the Autumn International Series will now be a mini series of England v France over the next two weekends.

England play France at MS3 Craven Park, Hull on Saturday (Nov 3) and the second half of the double header takes place in Salford on Sunday November 11. These matches are key preparation for teams in the build up to next year's Rugby league World Cup which is being held in England and Wales.

Tickets for both games are priced at £12 for adults and £6 for children and represent great value for families to come along and support the England team. Tickets can be booked online click here

Hull has a long tradition of staging international matches and Saturday's game will see the England team led by new Captain Kevin Sinfield take on France, who will be based in Hull during next year's World Cup. Speaking ahead of the game England coach Steve McNamara said;

"All the England players love coming to Hull because the reception they receive is always fantastic. We have spoken about playing at MS3 Craven Park this week in camp and the whole squad agreed that it's a ground which creates a great atmosphere."

"We expect a real physical battle against France. They are progressing in their Rugby League education and you only have to see how far the Catalan Dragons have developed over the past couple of years. They will want to cause us problems and make us work hard."

England and Wigan Warriors Sam Tomkins, the 2012 Man of Steel said;

"It really gets the team buzzing when we are playing in front of some big crowds. To fill Craven Park and then the week after at Salford would be fantastic. We want to put on a great display for the public and now for the first time in a very long time we are playing like a quality club side where every player appreciates it other. The next step is for all the fans to get together as one and get behind England."

"We are now facing a battle against tough, physical French team - it's like having a mini series against them so it will be feisty. We are on verge of something special with this group of players and we want all our fans at Wigan to come out and support us during the next two weeks.

"Our fans are the most passionate in the game but it is time to swap the cherry and white of Wigan and stick on the red and white of England and support the national team.

"It really gets the team buzzing when we are playing in front of some big crowds. To fill Craven Park and then the week after at Salford would be fantastic. We want to put on a great display for the public and now for the first time in a very long time we are playing like a quality club side where every player appreciates it other. The next step is for all the fans to get together as one and get behind England."

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