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25th July 2017, 16:53 | englandrl

England progress to Wheelchair RL World Cup semi-finals

England progress to Wheelchair RL World Cup semi-finals

Nathan Collins scored six tries in a Player of the Match performance...

Sixteen-year-old Nathan Collins scored a remarkable six tries as England progressed to the semi-finals of the Wheelchair RL World Cup thanks to a dominant 80-26 win over Australia in St. Jory on Monday night.

England fell behind after two early Australia tries, but hit back with tries from Joe Coyd, Martin Lane, Ryan Richardson and two for Nathan Collins.

A second try of the game for both Lane and Richardson, plus two more tries for Nathan Collins, taking his tally to four ties in the game, saw England lead 58-16 at half time.

England will take on Australia once again in the semi-final

Nathan Collins scored six tries and ten goals in the game

Undeterred, Australia fought back with two tries of their own, Jason Attard and Dian Karin going over.

But England got back on top soon after, Richardson finishing off a slick move, before Collins, who also kiced ten goals, bagged his fifth and sixth tries of the day, which saw him take the Player of the Match award and round off the scoring.

England now head to Toulouse on Thursday for the World Cup semi-final, 1.15pm kick off UK time.

They will face Australia once again in the semi-final after they overcame Spain 49-40 in the quarter finals today (Wednesday).

England Head Coach Mark Roughsedge speaks after the match: