How did the domestic-based England hopefuls get on in the Dacia World Club Series this weekend.

It was some weekend for the British game as Super League triumphed in the Dacia World Club Series, and a number of England hopefuls were right at the centre of it.
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Wigan’s Joe Burgess stole the headlines on Sunday with his fantastic hat-trick propelling the Warriors to their fourth World Club Challenge title.

An impressive finish in the corner was followed up by some brilliant footwork to cross for his second, before he completed his triple with just seconds left on the clock to become only the second hat-trick scorer in the history of the World Club Challenge.

After missing out on Wayne Bennett’s squad for last autumn’s Four Nations after struggling to make an impression in the NRL, it was a big statement from the winger, who is aiming to add to his three England appearances racked up so far. George Williams also produced an impressive performance for Wigan and was named as Sky Sports’ man of the match.

John Bateman produced 41 tackles and made 120 metres on Sunday afternoon, with Liam Farrell shading him as the Warriors’ top metre-maker with 139m.

Kevin Brown made a big impact in his first competitive appearance for Warrington Wolves as they beat Brisbane Broncos 27-18 on Saturday.

The stand-off scored just two minutes into his debut and his leadership value was on show all night. The former Widnes man particularly impressed when England took on Australia in London last November. Mike Cooper was one of Warrington’s other stand-out men on his return to the Halliwell Jones Stadium.