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Mystery slump explained - Australian Rugby league News
globalrugbyleague - Tue, 03 Feb 2009 07:19:00 GMT
The mystery behind England’s world cup cock-up has finally been revealed this week by Leeds centre Keith Senior.

Senior, 32, who retired from test football at the end of the tournament, told the BBC this week he believes the Pommies showed a lack of form due to a “big divide” that existed within the squad.

Winning only one game against Papua New Guinea after the experts predicted no less than an appearance in the World Cup final, British fans rightly demanded a lengthy probe into why such an opportunity was squandered.

But that may now not be necessary after what Senior had to say on the record.

“There were so many Saints and Leeds players. We didn't gel on the field - it was a disappointment" Senior admitted.

"At the end of the day we didn't perform, we let ourselves down."

Leeds and St Helens – last year’s Grand Final opponents- provided 15 of the 24 players in coach Tony Smith's England squad.

The Rugby Football League is currently conducting a review into the failure, including a survey of the players' opinions.

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