Communication key for Hodgson in Kangaroos clash


England hooker Josh Hodgson thinks that his team need to tweak a few things ahead of their clash with Australia in London on Saturday.

Hodgson feels that better communication is required on the field, if the home team are to have any chance against the Kangaroos.

“It’s just a few little areas where we need to improve,” he said, according to Sky Sports.

“I don’t think it’s anything too drastic or too major.

“A lot of it comes down to communication. We got lost a couple of times at the weekend and went away from our game plan.

“Sometimes when you do that, you can look a long way off but it’s the small things that make a big difference in these games.”

Hodgson does believe that England have plenty of quality of their own in their ranks too, though, especially in the form of the large NRL contingent.

“We’ve got some great players in our team and it’s not just the NRL-based ones,” he said.

“The Super League players don’t know an awful lot about the Aussie players because they don’t play against them every week but the talent in the squad is massive. We’ve got the confidence.

“This week we will have a new game plan of what we’re going to do, where we’re going to attack and we’ll be looking to be really clinical with that.

“Wayne will maybe have a bit more knowledge of Australia than the other teams but we’ll be sticking with what works for us.”