HAVE YOUR SAY: Who will win the 2017 Rugby League World Cup final?

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England face Australia in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup final on Saturday but who do you think will come out on top?

The Three Lions play the Kangaroos on Saturday at the Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, 9am kick-off.

Australia are the favourites to lift the trophy come 11am on Saturday morning but England boast a very strong squad and have got what it takes to win.

The Kangaroos have won all five games in the tournament so far, putting in fantastic performances against England, France and Lebanon in the group stage while thrashing Samoa and Fiji in the quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively.

Meanwhile, England have lost just one game, which was against Australia in the opening game of the World Cup. The Three Lions just fell short 18-4 in Melbourne.

But they put in strong displays against Lebanon and France in Group A while impressively beating Papua New Guinea in the quarter-finals. England edged past the highly-rated Tonga outfit in the semi-finals last week.

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga has named an unchanged side to the one that put 50 points past Fiji last week.

Meanwhile, England boss Wayne Bennett has brought prop Chris Heighington in on the bench to replace the injured Josh Hodgson, with James Roby expected to play the full 80 minutes at hooker.



Australia: 1. Billy Slater, 2. Dane Gagai, 3. Will Chambers, 4. Josh Dugan, 5. Valentine Holmes, 6. Michael Morgan, 7. Cooper Cronk, 8. Aaron Woods, 9. Cameron Smith (C), 10. David Klemmer, 11. Boyd Cordner, 12. Matt Gillett, 13. Josh McGuire.

Interchange: 14. Wade Graham, 15. Jordan McLean, 16. Reagan Campbell-Gillard, 17. Tyson Frizell.

England: 1. Gareth Widdop, 2. Jermaine McGillvary, 3. Kallum Watkins, 4. John Bateman, 5. Ryan Hall, 6. Kevin Brown, 7. Luke Gale, 8. Chris Hill, 9. James Roby, 10. James Graham, 11. Sam Burgess, 12. Elliott Whitehead, 13. Sean O’Loughlin (C).

Interchange: 14. Alex Walmsley, 15. Tom Burgess, 16. Ben Currie, 17. Chris Heighington.

Who do you think will win the 2017 Rugby League World Cup final? Let us know in the comments below.


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