Ahead of the semi-finals, we take a look at the wingers who have been setting the World Cup alight with their try-scoring exploits; Australia face New Zealand in Leeds on Friday (kick-off 7.30pm) followed by England taking on Samoa in London the following day (2.30pm)
When Tommy Makinson crossed for his fifth try of the afternoon in England’s Rugby League World Cup quarter-final against Papua New Guinea, he achieved something no other player had done for the team before in a Test match.
The 31-year-old’s display saw him break an individual record which team-mate Dom Young had equalled with four tries a week earlier in the 94-4 demolition of Greece, underlining just how prolific the pair have been during the host nation’s run to the semi-finals.
England’s record try-scorer Ryan Hall, whose tally now stands at 39 tries in 40 appearances, has proven he still remains a potent threat out wide in his two appearances so far at this year’s World Cup as well.
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“Shaun selected three wingers who are all world-class and I’ve got to work hard to get into the team,” Makinson, who also scored a try when lining up at full-back in the group-stage victory over Greece, said.
“It pushes you every day – Dom Young is class, Ryan Hall is brilliant. Not only that, but it’s what you want to produce for the group and if you don’t someone will take your shoes.
“That’s what elite sport is. I’d like to think it’s the same for Dom and Ryan as well.”