Ferres has faith in England’s monster pack

Huddersfield and England back rower Brett Ferres thinks that his team need to exploit their size in the middle when they play Australia on Sunday in Melbourne.

A weakened Kangaroos team was well beaten by New Zealand on Saturday in Brisbane, with their front row looking particularly vulnerable.

With the likes of George Burgess, James Graham and Chris Hill providing England with some real forward power, Ferres believes that Steve McNamara’s team must make use of their strong middle unit.

“There’s some big boys, isn’t there. You can’t look past the Burgess brothers and obviously James Graham,” Ferres told Australian reporters.

“You have to get forward in rugby league and that’s where we will go, up the middle.

“There is a chance to beat anybody on their day. Obviously the Kiwis played pretty well last week and got on top of their big boys in the middle. It looks a bit light in the forwards so yeah it might be the way to go for us.

“Like I say, you don’t go out with the Burgess boys and miss them boys out, you’re going to let them go as hard as they want and as fast as they want.

“The same with James Graham, he is a fantastic forward and so you let them do what they choose.

“We will move forward down (the middle) and see what our outside backs can do off the back of it.”


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