Chase helps England to eight-try win

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CASTLEFORD Tigers star Rangi Chase showed his quality as England trounced France 48-4 at Salford City Stadium on Sunday to win the Autumn International Series.

Chase (pictured), playing his first game for nearly two months and his first international for a year, marked his England recall by playing an important role in an eight-try victory.

Chase, who missed the tournament’s first game through injury and was overlooked for the second match, had a hand in four tries after coming in for Richie Myler at scrum-half.

England coach Steve McNamara said: “Rangi was a bit rusty.

“He did a couple of really good things and a couple of not so good things.

“He was pleased to get out there. With Rangi, we need to consistently keep challenging him, driving him.

“He’s not found it easy, had a bit of an injury and was then not in but I think he’ll be better next season for last Sunday’s game.”

Chase created the opening score by linking with Sam Tomkins to put in winger Ryan Hall for the first of his four touchdowns.

Chase and Kevin Sinfield combined to set up for England’s second try, a superb solo effort by Tomkins.

Hall collected his second after clever play by Sean O’Loughlin who took Chase’s pass one-handed.

Chase also set up Hall’s fourth try by gathering Thomas Bosc’s kick and making a 75-yard break.