4th December 2016, 23:55 | englandrl

England Coach Wayne Bennett is enthusiastic for 2017

England Coach Wayne Bennett is enthusiastic for 2017

England Coach Wayne Bennett has spoken of his enthusiasm for his role with the England Team and his hopes for 2017

Speaking ahead of announcing a group of players later this month for an England warm weather training camp in January, Bennett, said:

“The Four Nations gave me an opportunity to get to know the players and the coaches really well. I think the England team is full of high quality, committed people. The country has been close for a number of years and it is my job to get us to take that final step. 

"It’s an old saying but it still holds true, that if we always do what we’ve always done, then we shouldn't be surprised if we achieve the same results. Everything we are doing is designed to improve the players for club and country.

Bennett will announce his group of players for the January camp later this month

Wayne praised the England team for their high quality and commitment

 

"I can’t guarantee that that my ideas will prove enough but I can be sure that if we don’t try them we will not succeed.

"I am full of enthusiasm for the project, I believe in this group and I think the Super League competition is producing world class rugby league players.

"I have spoken to a number of coaches in England and I know and appreciate their sense of pride and passion. I  am grateful for the assistance, support and co-operation of the clubs helping England to get to the next level.”