England recall Brown as Graham returns from injury

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Kevin Brown has been recalled to the England squad for their crucial Four Nations clash with Australia.

Wayne Bennett's side take on the Kangaroos at London Stadium on Saturday likely needing to win by a considerable margin to reach the final, with New Zealand - who beat England by a point earlier in the tournament - taking on Scotland on Friday.

And Widnes Vikings stand-off Brown could make his first appearance since England's 40-6 defeat of France last month. Gareth Widdop has also been recalled, while forward James Graham is back after missing the 38-12 victory against Scotland because of a minor knee injury.

"We won't be thinking about points difference or anything else, that's not going to help anybody," Bennett said.

"I just want the boys to get back to the way we played against New Zealand in the first game of the tournament. There's been a lot of improvements this week - the attitude is there and everyone's working hard.

"Australia are the best team in the competition right now and it's a challenge we're all looking forward to."

 

England squad to face Austrlaia: John Bateman, Kevin Brown, George Burgess, Sam Burgess, Thomas Burgess, Daryl Clark, Mike Cooper, Luke Gale, James Graham, Ryan Hall, Chris Hill, Josh Hodgson, Jonny Lomax, Jermaine McGillvary, Mark Percival, Kallum Watkins, Elliott Whitehead, Gareth Widdop, George Williams.