England captain wants improvement

England ground their way to a patchy 29-10 win against Lebanon last week, with coach Wayne Bennett saying they "lost their way in the second half", and the Wigan Warriors captain wants more consistency at Perth Stadium.

Young England held by Germany

After a number of injuries had plagued Gareth Southgate's side, he named three debutants in his starting line-up, with Jordan Pickford, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tammy Abraham all earning their first senior caps.

The first half produced a number of entertaining moments, but in front of a sell-out crowd in north London, the second half failed to match it as neither side could produce a goal.

It brings an end to the three-game winning streak for Germany at Wembley and is the first time they have failed to score against England since Euro 2000.

England approaching injury crisis as another fast bowler goes down

Paceman Jake Ball sprained an ankle bowling against a Cricket Australia XI in a tour game yesterday.

Ball twisted his right ankle when in his delivery stride in the opening session and limped from Adelaide Oval.

Ball's injury comes just days after England sent home fellow quick Steven Finn because of a knee injury.

Joint England and Wales training session had 'edge'

Nigel Owens was called in to referee an unprecedented training session between the Six Nations rivals in Bristol on Monday.

England scrum coach Hatley said there was no shortage of intensity and thinks both sides can reap the rewards ahead of the autumn internationals.

Hatley said: "It was good, very worthwhile. Obviously it is good to get live competition early on in the week and it was a very worthwhile session, a lot to be gained from it.

Kane, Winks out of England squad

West Brom midfielder Jake Livermore has been called up by Gareth Southgate for the games at Wembley on November 10 and 14.

It was confirmed on Sunday Alli would play no part in the matches due to the hamstring injury that ruled him out of Spurs' 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.

And Alli has been joined on the sidelines by Kane and Winks as Southgate suffers a blow in his planning for next year's World Cup finals in Russia.

Widdop to fullback for new-look England

Regular fullback Jonny Lomax is out with a calf strain, allowing Kevin Brown to come in and partner Luke Gale in the halves. 

McGillvary referred to judiciary

The 42nd-minute incident resulted in a running battle between the pair throughout the second half after Farah reported the incident to referee Ben Thaler.

McGillvary - who has been a standout for England, scoring in both their matches so far - has now been referred directly to the judiciary panel.

Bennett far from satisfied with England

England raced out to a 22-6 lead at halftime but could only manage seven points in the second, with execution an issue for Bennett's side after a remarkable five forward passes were called throughout the encounter.

Finn, Ali provide England with first Ashes injury worries

Finn jarred his left knee while batting in the nets on Thursday at training.

He crouched to the ground in pain after suffering the jar, and limped off gingerly to the change rooms.

Ali has a sore left side that has bothered him in recent days.

The duo will undergo scans on Friday in Perth, with their spots in doubt for this weekend's two-day tour match against a WA XI outfit at the WACA Ground.

Burgess could return for last eight

South Sydney Rabbitohs star Burgess was forced off in the first half of England's 18-4 loss to holders and co-hosts Australia in Melbourne on Friday.

It was feared the 28-year-old would be ruled out for the remainder of the tournament.

But Burgess has now been examined by a knee specialist, prompting England's medical staff to forecast his return to the playing squad "earlier than anticipated".