England 29 - Lebanon 10: Wayne Bennett's side earn first Rugby League World Cup win
Yes, this was a win and England should also beat France next week to claim runners-up spot in the group.
But it was far from impressive. England got plenty of plaudits in their defeat by Australia last week. But not here.
Apart from a seven minute purple patch in the first half, when they scored three tries, they were never dominant.
They needed to make a big statement against a Lebanon side that had shocked France in the opening round.
And conditions certainly suited them with rain making it feel more like a home game than a World Cup game in Sydney.
When Kallum Watkins went over after... read more
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