Shaun Wane to hold England meeting once coronavirus crisis is over

Drew Darbyshire

England coach Shaun Wane intends to set his stall out in a meeting with his senior players once the coronavirus pandemic is over.

A gathering of players and staff was scheduled for March 23 at Old Trafford but it was postponed because of the government’s restrictions on social interaction due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Wane, who has taken a significant pay cut during the pandemic, revealed he has been in touch with several players digitally and has been given permission by the RFL to speak to the rest in a couple of weeks.

He said: “I wouldn’t like to have had that meeting and then have a huge break.

“When we get back together – and we will get back together – we can have the meeting and a chat, I can set my stall out and tell all the players what we’re all about, what we’re going to do moving forward.

“But I do know them all personally. Week-in, week-out playing with or against them in Super League over 10 years, I’ve got to know a lot of the players so it’s quite easy. I’ve got all their mobile numbers and email addresses.”

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