What a game of footy. One of the best i have seen in years. There's no doubt about it, pretty much nothing separates the top 3 Nations atm. Well played England, you were the better side for the majority of the match. I really hate losses like that. They are always the hardest to take, when you should have won, but somehow didn't. As for the Kiwi's, at least they never gave up and that was probably the difference in the end.
I thought Sam Burgess was immense in that game. He certainly deserved the MOTM. England really stood up and played some great football as a team.
One thing this game showed is how much we missed big Manu. He and Prichard must come back if fit. It also showed up the defensive weakness of Goodwin. He was caught out so many times. Either bring in Alex Glenn or move Mannering there in the final.
Other than that, was a good game to watch and edge of your seat stuff. Although the refereeing once again left a lot to be desired.