England 94-4 Greece: Young stars as hosts secure top spot with record 17-try victory

By Sports Desk October 29, 2022

Dom Young starred as England secured top spot in their Rugby League World Cup group with a record 94-4 victory over Greece at Bramall Lane on Saturday.

The tournament hosts had already been assured of a place in the quarter-finals after beating Samoa and France in their first two matches.

But coach Shaun Wane wanted to put on a show and his side did so in Sheffield with 17 tries, Young responsible for four of those to climb to the top of the competition scoring chart.

The first of Young's tries arrived shortly after Matty Lees had opened the scoring, but Siteni Taukamo responded for World Cup debutants Greece, who have lost all three games.

England soon pulled away as Young crossed over three more times before half-time, and Ryan Hall, Tom Burgess and captain George Williams also dotted down.

The second half proved even more one-sided, with Marc Sneyd finding the chalk twice in quick succession, before Burgess and Hall doubled their personal counts.

Greece could not stem the tide on their way out of the tournament as Joe Batchelor, Andy Ackers (two), debutant Kai Pearce-Paul and Mike McMeeken rounded off England's biggest win in a Rugby World Cup.

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