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Rugby League World Cup: England 29-10 Lebanon

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Jermaine McGillvary races over to put England in front against Lebanon
bbc.comEngland earned their first win at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup by running in five tries against Lebanon.Having lost their opener to Australia, England led 22-6 at half-time through tries from Kallum Watkins, Jermaine McGillvary, Ryan Hall and Ben Currie.Thomas Burgess ran in a solo try after the break, but England found it hard to open up spirited Lebanon further.
Lebanon, backed by plenty of expatriates in Sydney, narrowed the gap through Jason Wehbe's late try.Gareth Widdop struck a drop goal with the last kick of the game to finish off a relatively comfortable win for England.Assuming Australia defeat Lebanon to finish top, England will confirm their quarter-final place as Group A runners-up by beating France in the final pool game on Sunday, 12 November.Wayne Bennett's side will play the Group C winners - either Papua New Guinea or Ireland - in the last eight.Follow the post-match reaction from SydneyMore to follow.England: Ratchford; McGillvary, Watkins, Bateman, Hall; Widdop, Gale; Hill, Hodgson, Graham, Currie, Whitehead, O'Loughlin.Interchanges: Walmsley, Heighington, T Burgess, Williams.Lebanon: Daniel Abou-Sleiman, Travis Robinson, Bilal Maarbani, Adam Doueihi, Abbas Miski, Mitchell Moses, Robbie Farah, Tim Mannah, Jamie Clark, Mitchell Mamary, Alex Twal, Ahmad Ellaz, Nick Kassis.Interchanges: Ray Moujalli, Michael Lichaa, Jason Wehbe, Elias Sukkar.Referee: Ben ThalerYou can follow the fortunes of your favourite team with live match notifications sent straight to your phone or tablet via the BBC Sport app. Line-up, kick-off, score, half-time and full-time options are available for all teams participating at the World Cup.
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