Shaun Wane: I’ll play Christmas Day in Australia

England coach Shaun Wane remains hopeful of the Ashes series against Australia going ahead – even if it means moving dates.

England are scheduled to host Australia for three test matches from October 31 to November 14 – but the global uncertainty has raised doubts over the series.

The Super League season has been suspended indefinitely – but the NRL have announced they plan to resume play on May 28.

Wane has admitted that he would be flexible about the possibility of moving dates or even locations for the series to go ahead.

He said: “I’m very hopeful.

“I want to start coaching as soon as possible but obviously there are more important issues than our sport.

“Once that gets sorted out then if we can get the Ashes on then fantastic. The way the Aussies are going about their business fills me with confidence that the Ashes are going to be on.

“But I’ll play Christmas Day in Australia, it doesn’t matter to me.”

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