Parliament get behind England ahead of World Cup final

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Members of Parliament have got right behind England ahead of their Rugby League World Cup final clash against Australia.

The Three Lions face the Kangaroos in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup final on Saturday 2 December at the Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, 9am kick-off.

At Prime Minister’s Questions First Secretary of State, Rt. Hon. Damian Green MP, and Shadow First Secretary of State, Rt. Hon. Emily Thornberry MP, passed on their best wishes to Wayne Bennett and his England team.

England will play in their first Rugby League World Cup final in 22 years on Saturday and their first major final since 2011.

Speaking after Prime Minister’s Questions, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group and Member of Parliament for Bradford South, Judith Cummins MP, said: “Members of the Group are delighted that England men’s team have reached the Rugby League World Cup final against the Kangaroos on Saturday, and hope that they can bring the trophy home.

“Rugby League is a fantastic sport that has a proud history across the United Kingdom. I hope that everyone, whether new to the sport or a lifetime fan, will tune in on Saturday morning to cheer the team on.

“We wish the England team all the very best, and hope that they can get the win, and become the first British team to be crowned World Cup winners since 1972.”

You can watch the 2017 Rugby League World Cup final LIVE on the BBC or Premier Sports at 9am on Saturday.

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