Lomax Ready For Anfield Test

Jonny Lomax is looking forward to being part of the England side that could secure the test series against New Zealand at Anfield on Sunday.

The full back backstopped the ‘Wall of White’ to a 18-16 win over the Kiwis last weekend that sets up the game in Liverpool perfectly.

“It’s exciting to get the opportunity to play at Anfield,” he said. “It’s close to home, being a St Helens lad, so hopefully it’ll be a good occasion and there will be a good crowd there.

“There’s obviously a bit of a divide in the town of red and blue but I’m sure they will all get behind us. There will also be a huge travelling support from all over the rugby league community.

“It’s will be an honour to grace that field playing for England. It’ll be a huge occasion and hopefully the fans will get behind us and as a team we can be loud and proud.

“It would be great if the people in this city could see what we have to offer and we could put on a spectacle so a few people could buy into the game.”

England head into the match knowing a win would hand them a series win over New Zealand.

“The last game was a real battle of attrition,” Jonny added. “I think we could potentially move the ball around a bit more as it became a battle in the middle.

“I’m sure they will come with the same mindset too. Although we are one game up, the Kiwis will be putting as much emphasis on this game as we are, and I have no doubt it will be another battle.

“Saturday’s game was tough but the lads hung in there together and that was something I mentioned the other day after the game.

“It’s just about being prepared to go that little bit further and do that little bit extra, which should be a given when you’re playing for your country.

“Any opportunity you get to pull on the England shirt is a great honour and you end up wanting to give that little bit more and make your family and friends proud and the country proud.”

England face New Zealand in the remaining two tests at Anfield in Liverpool (November 4) and Elland Road in Leeds (November 11). Tickets start from just £20 and are available from rugby-league.com/tickets

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