Graham out of Scotland clash

By Peter Thompson 1 November 2016 42
Graham out of Scotland clash

England vice-captain James Graham will miss Saturday's Four Nations encounter with Scotland due to a knee injury.

Wayne Bennett revealed that the prop will play no part at the Ricoh Arena this weekend, but the England head coach has no other injuries to contend with.

Bennett said Canterbury Bulldogs skipper Graham is expected to return for a crunch clash with Australia at London Stadium a week on Sunday.

"James Graham is the only one who won't be available for selection this weekend," Bennett said.

"He's got a small medial tear. It's not serious, he should be right next week."

Captain Sam Burgess will come up against Scotland despite being hampered by a sore side as England attempt to put the agony of a 17-16 defeat by New Zealand in Huddersfield behind them.

George Williams and Liam Farrell return to the squad after the Wigan Warriors duo missed the final cut for England's opening match of the tournament against the Kiwis.

Bennett said after training on Tuesday: "Everybody turned up in good spirits today.

"We had a good training session. I've had enough losses in my life to be able to handle them and help players handle them."

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