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Sport World Cup Nines: Tomkins leads dominant England as Australia overcome New Zealand

16:50  18 october  2019
16:50  18 october  2019 Source:   performgroup.com

Rugby League World Cup 9's Ultimate Guide

  Rugby League World Cup 9's Ultimate Guide The World Nines tournament will descend on Sydney as 12 nations compete for the Rugby League World Cup.Before the end of season international Tests kick off later this month, Sydney will play host to the spectacle capping off a stellar 2019 NRL season.

England 's men and women both win their opening pool games at the inaugural World Cup Nines in Sydney. Sam Tomkins has experience of playing in nines tournaments before, from his time In the women's competition, England have group games against Australia and New Zealand left to play.

Sam Tomkins , England 's full-back, prefers to dwell on the negatives rather than accentuate the many positives in the World Cup opener against Australia .

England and Australia kicked-off their World Cup Nines campaigns in style with victories over Wales and New Zealand respectively in Sydney.

a football player on a field: Sam Tomkins starred for England against Wales © Getty Images Sam Tomkins starred for England against Wales Both teams have named strong squads for the inaugural competition and their quality proved too much in Friday's opening round of fixtures

Sam Tomkins, who has not made Wayne Bennett's Great Britain Lions squad for the tour of New Zealand, starred for England, displaying some wonderful skill before trading passes with Gareth Widdop to cross for the team's second try.

Tomkins then helped tee up birthday boy James Connor for one of his two scores with a sublime behind-the-back pass, as England – who face Lebanon and France in their final pool games on Saturday – cruised to a 25-4 triumph.

Meanwhile, Australia claimed a comfortable 25-12 victory over New Zealand, with Josh Addo-Carr and Brisbane Broncos youngster David Fifita helping themselves to two tries apiece.

France were edged out 12-8 by Lebanon, while the Cook Islands hammered Tonga 30-7. Samoa overcame Fiji 32-17 in a high-scoring encounter, with the United States going down 27-10 to Papau New Guinea in Friday's final match.

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