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England to play NRL Affiliated States in World Cup warm up

England will play the NRL Affiliated States Representative team as warm up game to this year’s Rugby League World Cup in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

The match, which will take place in Perth, will see the touring English side take on the best players from the NRL competitions in Victoria, South Australia, Northern Territory and Western Australia.

The match will be England’s only warn up game before taking on Australia in Melbourne for the tournament opener on October 27.

England will also play Lebanon (Sydney) and France (Perth) in their other group games.

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