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England will have a mid-season international warm-up Test in 2021 before the autumn's World Cup, says head coach Shaun Wane.

Although some players featured for Great Britain in 2019, this would be England's first fixture since the Test series with New Zealand in 2018.

"Hopefully [it will be] the middle of 2021," Wane told the Super League Show.

Without face-to-face contact, Wane has turned to technology to keep his links with players both in the northern hemisphere and those playing in the NRL.

While he says he will continue to use video conferencing, particularly for Australia-based players such as George Williams, Luke Thompson and Josh Hodgson, there is an anticipation and excitement at being able to finally bring players together in a training camp in the short-term future.