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Farnworth: We’ll come out firing against Samoa

07 Nov 22, 9:34AM 0 Comments

Written by John Davidson

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Herbie Farnworth says England will start strong against Samoa in the semi-final just like they did in the quarter-final against Papua New Guinea.

England smashed the Kumuls 44-4 in Wigan, racing to a 38-0 first half lead.

They will now face Samoa in the last four at the Emirates.

“For us, our job doesn’t change,” Farnworth said.

“We just have to focus on ourselves.

“We’ll come out firing just like we did today and we’ll just make it a real fast, tough game and us English fellas will back ourselves.

“It was a great display. The side went really well.

“Papua New Guinea pushed Tonga close in the group stages but the boys were just very, very good today.”

Farnworth returned to the England starting XIII after missing the win over Greece.

“I want to play every game but I feel I needed that rest,” he admitted.

“I hadn’t played for a long, long time. I’d come back from a biceps injury and hadn’t played for about five months so it’d be a lot to ask to play four or five games on the trot.

“So when he thought it was best to rest me it was 100 percent right. I just want to play every game from here on out.

“I’m just looking forward to playing a World Cup semi-final for England.

“I think that’s the main thing.

“Playing in front of all my family and friends and this really unbelievable English crowd.”

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