10 Nov 2013

England happy after Fiji win

4:46 pm on 10 November 2013

After beating Fiji 34-12 at the Rugby League World Cup, England coach Steve McNamara insists his team head into the quarter-finals a better team for their group outings.

The Fiji victory was England's second straight win of the tournament and while their place in the last eight is assured, coach McNamara is adamant they are growing into the tournament after responding to an opening defeat to Australia with successive wins.

McNamara says the Fiji game was a proper test match and it shows England's progress.