England boss Wayne Bennett says he will not accept any complacency when they face New Zealand in Sunday’s final Test. Wins in Hull and Liverpool have given the hosts an unassailable advantage in the series heading into the match in Leeds and Bennett has chosen to use the closing fixture to rotate his troops.
However, the Australian is by no means taking the Kiwis lightly as he aims to end 2018 unbeaten.
Consistency has forever been an issue for England and the wily 68-year-old coach says it is important that they put in a performance to help develop the winning mentality he is trying to foster within the camp. “It’s really important,” he said. “We’re trying to build something.
Good teams are consistent – they turn up every week and get the job done – and that’s our challenge here tomorrow, to play at the standard we’ve set. “We won the first two games by two and six points so there’s not much in it. If we get beat and we’ve done well tomorrow, I won’t be disappointed.”