2nd November 2019, 14:02 | great_britain

New Zealand defeat | Wayne Bennett reaction

New Zealand defeat | Wayne Bennett reaction

Great Britain Head Coach Wayne Bennett has revealed winger Ryan Hall played through a dislocated knee in the 12-8 loss to New Zealand on Saturday.

"I think he’s dislocated his knee which he did earlier in the season," said Bennett. "He said it's gone back in but it did come out."

Saturday's defeat at the hands of the Kiwis followed a similar pattern to Great Britain's 14-6 loss to the Tonga seven days earlier.

After falling to 12-2 deficit, Daryl Clark's try brought the tourists to within a score but they couldn't get back on terms.

"I won't lose any sleep," Bennett said of Britain's scarce return of tries so far.

"The opposition only scored two as well. The bottom line is no one is scoring a lot of tries.

"Last week we didn't make any opportunities to score tries, today we had opportunities to score tries so that's the difference.

"We're on the up, we're not going backwards and we played a quality team out there today.

"It was a tight game, there was nothing in it all afternoon," he added.

"We probably should have had two tries in the last five minutes but we didn't get them and they managed to keep their nose in front."