IT may have been cold and wet but Australia and Fiji served up a World Cup treat to warm the packed crowd at Langtree Park.The Kangaroos eased to a 34-2 victory, but for 20 minutes the Bati threw everything at them.Fiji began the first half well peppering the Aussie line and eventually grabbing the lead through a Alipate Noilea penalty.But once the Aussies got a foothold in the match through Josh Papalii, on his debut, they never looked back.Further tries from Darius Boyd, Michael Jennings, Josh Morris, Daly Cherry-Evans and Luke Lewis underlined their dominance.Fiji kept at it though and Civoniceva almost grabbed a consolation at the end – but it was wiped off by the video referee much to the dismay of the 14,137 crowd.Australia:Tries: Papalii, Boyd, Jennings, J Morris, Cherry-Evans, Lewis Goals: Thurston 5Fiji:Goals: NoileTeams:Australia: Inglis; Hayne, J. Morris, Jennings, Boyd; Thurston, Cherry-Evans; Scott, Smith, Tamou, Lewis, Papalii, Myles.Subs: Cordner, Farah, Fifita, Gallen.Fiji:K. Naiqama; Koroibete, Waqa, D. Millard, Uate; Noilea, Groom, A; Sims, Storer, Civoniceva, T. Sims, Bukuya, K. Sims.Subs: Koroisau, Vunakece, Evans, Roqica.
The prop forward caps a stellar season with his first ‘cap’ in the national side’s game with France at Leigh Sports Village (7:45pm).He is joined by teammate Mark Percival who will start the game at centre.England Squad:James Shaul (Hull FC)Tom Johnstone (Wakefield TrinityReece Lyne (Wakefield Trinity)Mark Percival (St Helens)Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants)Richie Myler (Leeds Rhinos)Jake Connor (Hull FC)James Graham (St. George Illawarra Dragons)Josh Hodgson (Canberra Raiders)Tom Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs)Oliver Holmes (Castleford Tigers)Elliott Whitehead (Canberra Raiders)George Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs)Adam Milner (Castleford Tigers)Luke Thompson (St Helens)Robbie Mulhern (Hull KR)Liam Sutcliffe (Leeds Rhinos)Saints’ Theo Fages will also play for France once more.Congratulations to all three Saints!
They are now available in store and online, whilst you can also purchase yours via mail order by calling 01744 455 050. (Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm, Saturday: 10am – 4pm).2019 members can get 10 per cent off either or both of the shirts in November and December, in store only.If you haven’t done so already, you’ll need to collect your 2019 Membership card from the ticket office before being able to access the discount.The Fit:The shirts are produced in the UK by O’Neills Sportswear from a fabric called Koolite.This is breathable, cool and offers high wicking properties for enhanced wearer comfort.It also compromises anti-bacterial properties keeping the shirt and you fresh, with good shape retention after multiple washing.There is also a player-fit version of both shirts, which hugs the body and has extra stitching. It also has a sublimated Club crest and a rubber gripper.Remember to select your size carefully bearing in mind it is tight-fitting for a more athletic physique.Personalisation is available in store and online, with red lettering and numbers on the home shirt and white on the away shirt, subject to availability, and subject to squad lists being confirmed.The squad list for 2019 will be announced shortly.Prices:Adult Replica shirts are available in sizes X-small through to 7XL and are priced at £50.Player Version Shirts are available in sizes X-small through to 3XL and are priced at £70.Ladies Shirts are available in sizes 8 through to 18 and are priced at £50.Children’s Shirts are available from age 5/6 years through to 13/14 years and are priced at £36.Baby’s Shirts are available from 0-6 months and 6-12 months and are priced at £30.Infant Kits, for ages 1 to 2 and 3 to 4 are on sale for £40 and include shorts and socks.