Feuding England duo declare a truce


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Two of the forwards upon whom England will rely in the Four Nations have drawn a line under their feud now that they are together at their training camp.

St Helens' Jon Wilkin was publically critical of the post-match celebrations of Leeds' Ryan Bailey at the Grand Final on Saturday, saying he had "no respect" for him. When both were named in Steve McNamara's squad two days later there were fears of disharmony. "They've dealt with it," said the England coach. "Both players are fine. In a silly way, it's created a bond."

The squad came up to its full strength at Loughborough yesterday with the arrival from Australia of Brisbane Broncos' Jack Reed.