England run in 13 tries to rout Affiliated States in World Cup warm-up

• England 74-12 Central Affiliated States
• Coach Bennett has tough choices to make for Australia opener

In the end, this was about as encouraging a warm-up as England could have expected for next Friday’s World Cup opener against Australia. A big win was always going to be somewhat inevitable against a team of second-tier players from the Affiliated States but Wayne Bennett will have learned plenty from the first outing of this tour.

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