Walmsley out of Australia clash

Alex Walmsley has been forced out of today's crunch World Cup tie with Australia
Alex Walmsley has been forced out of today's crunch World Cup tie with Australia

England have suffered a blow ahead of today’s opening World Cup match against Australia, which kicks-off at 10am today, with the news that Saints’ prop Alex Walmsley has been forced to withdraw due to illness.

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook said: “It’s a big disappointment for Alex but hopefully he will be back sooner rather than later.”