“It’s been a few years since England have had some success and we’re in there fighting and hoping we can bring that to the country.”
England captain Jamie Peacock was part of the Great Britain team that reached the Tri-Nations final at Elland Road in 2004; having finished top of the league stage the British were favourites against second-placed Australia.
Great Britain were no match for Australia, succumbing to a highly-embarrassing 44-4 defeat, but Peacock says there will be no repeat of that particular episode.
“The Aussies produced a great display and we didn’t deliver. It should be different this time around,” said Peacock.
“We came into that game in 2004 as favourites but we’re going into this one as underdogs which is great,” added Peacock.
“It’s always good to go into a final as underdogs. There’s no pressure on you.”