Chris Heighington In Final Squad

Veteran forward of England Rugby, Chris Heighington has been recalled by England for World Cup final on Saturday. The match will be played against Australia.

Heighington is now 34-year-old who is born in Australia, and he in his first two games, has been selected on a huge bench of forwards as James Roby. He will replace Josh Hodgson, who is suffering from injury presently.

Either, St Helens forward Roby will play the whole game or, named as replacements with no backs, one of the halfbacks in the team will move into the role of hooker when the 32-year-old is rested and when the captain Sean O’Loughlin will move to stand-up from the pack.

O’Loughlin the Wigan loose forward is also recovering from a quad injury, which he got during semi-final win over Tonga but he has his name on the team.

“Sean is showing a great spirit and he is seen doing everything possible to get fit,” said Chris Hill, England prop. “He is now moving a lot better. We will wait for a couple of days and see the development in his health.

If he doesn’t play in the match, it is very obvious that it is a loss, but that is why we have brought a squad, his place will be taken by someone else.” We know we have to move up and make our game a little bit.

The squads of England for Final

G Widdop (St George Illawarra); K Watkins (Leeds), J McGillvary (Huddersfield), J Bateman (Wigan), K Brown (Warrington), R Hall (Leeds); L Gale (Castleford); J Roby (St Helens), C Hill (Warrington), J Graham (Canterbury Bulldogs), E Whitehead (Canberra), S Burgess (South Sydney) and S O’Loughlin (Wigan, Capt).


B Currie (Warrington), A Walmsley (St Helens), T Burgess (South Sydney) and C Heighington (Cronulla).