Tomkins talks up England

Sam TomkinsEngland (8/1 – Four Nations Outright) full-back Sam Tomkins believes his side are more than capable of going all the way  and winning the Four Nations title Down Under.

Head coach Steve McNamara and his men have headed down to Australia hoping to build on their impressive showing at the World Cup last year, when they were only denied a place in the final after a last-gasp try from New Zealand’s (7/2 – Four Nations Outright) Shaun Johnson in the semi-finals.

England are now preparing to face the Kangaroos (1/3 – Four Nations Outright), Kiwis and Samoa in the four-team series in the hope of going one better in the end-of-season competition.

Tomkins believes that with the quality currently in the England ranks, his side have a good chance of coming out on top against the best international teams in the game.

He told Sky Sports: “I think we’ll do well. There’s no reason why we can’t go and win it. We’ve got a very exciting squad together.

“I think we can go out there with a lot of confidence, confidence taken from the World Cup last year, the way we competed with the Aussies for 60 minutes as we have done before, but we weren’t good enough.

“Then the semi-final (v New Zealand) we lost. We were probably the better side in that so that was disappointing.”

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