Rugby League World Cup: Emotional goodbye in store for Tom Briscoe at KC Stadium

Tom Briscoe will be looking to leave his mark on Hull's KC Stadium after keeping his place in the England team for Saturday's final World Cup Group A match against Fiji.

The 23-year-old winger has played his last match for Hull after signing a five-year contract with Leeds and admits returning to the stadium that he has called home for the last five years promises to be an emotional occasion.

"It will be special going back there," he said. "It will be the last time that I'll be going into the home changing room."

Briscoe, who scored the first try of the match in England's 28-6 win over New Zealand at the KC Stadium in the 2011 Four Nations Series, was a surprise selection for last week's match against Ireland after losing out to Wigan's Josh Charnley for the opening game against Australia.

He scored two tries in the 42-0 victory and will be part of an unchanged back division as England look to secure the runners-up spot in the group. "I was a bit surprised to get the call," Briscoe said. "Obviously me and Josh are fighting it out for the right-wing spot. He played the week before and I thought he might have gone with the same team."

The England coach, Steve McNamara, has made three changes, with South Sydney forward Sam Burgess returning as expected from a one-match suspension while Wigan prop Lee Mossop is recalled and there is a first appearance of the tournament for his club-mate, hooker Michael McIlorum.

They take the places of Burgess's younger brother Tom, St Helens hooker James Roby and Melbourne Storm stand-off Gareth Widdop, whose absence will pave the way for Leeds hooker or half-back Rob Burrow to play his first match of the tournament.

Scotland came from 8-0 down to score 22 unanswered points and inflict a first defeat of the World Cup on USA to finish unbeaten in Group C. But the battling Bravehearts face an agonising wait to see if the Salford success is enough to take them through to the quarter-finals, with Italy now only having to beat Tonga on Sunday to qualify.

PA

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