Head Coach: Steve McNamara
Captain: Jamie Peacock
Previous Four Nations Played (3): 2009 (Finalists), 2010, 2011 (Finalists)
England enjoy a unique position within Rugby League history having given birth to the sport in 1895 when disillusioned clubs from the north of England rebelled against their southern counterparts to form their own breakaway league. It became known as the Northern Union, predecessor to the modern day Rugby Football League.
The first ever Rugby League international test was played several years later in 1904, when representatives of the Northern Union, which was effectively an England side, played against a team of players of other nationalities and lost 9-3.
With Rugby League spreading around the world during the 1905-1907 period, England, under the team banner of Great Britain, played host to the famous New Zealand ‘All Golds’ touring side in 1907 and then to the first ever Australian touring side in 1908. In 1910, England then embarked on their first ever Rugby League tour, playing numerous games in both New Zealand and Australia.
England have appeared in both of the Four Nations tournaments held to date. Prior to this, England formed part of the Great Britain team which competed in the previous Tri-Nation tournaments from which the current competition has evolved.