Morley heads "most impressive" pack in 4 Nations
New captain Adrian Morley will lead the way for England in every aspect as he heads an impressive forward pack, rated the best in the Four Nations tournament starting next week. <br><br> Ex-pat Michael Monaghan, who has just completed his third European Super League season with Warrington, said the strength of the England squad is "undoubtedly their forward pack". <br><br> "They are big, aggressive and mobile with a bit of skill mixed in," he said. "The likes of Morley and (Ben) Westwood will carry the ball forward all day whilst (James) Graham and (Sam) Burgess can provide some much needed creativity and second phase play around the middle of the park. <br><br> "On the edges Gareth Ellis will look to expose the opposition's smaller defenders with strong carries and good lines. The English have the best starting pack in the tournament and will be the major key to any success against their Trans-Tasman counterparts." <br><br> Monaghan said the major concern for coach Steve McNamara would be their lack of international experience in the key positions. <br><br> "The outside backs are young and inexperienced, both club and international level and may be the achilles heal of this touring squad," he said. <br><br> "The loss of of Inglis, Hodges, Falou and co. may lesson the effectiveness of the Aussies out wide but I still think there will be an abundance of opportunity for the opposition to exploit the English on the edges. <br><br> "The big question is whether the English halves and hookers can take advantage of the platform set by their impressive pack." <br><br> Monaghan said Morley would be inspriational both on and off the field for England, and would have been an easy choice as captain for coach Steve McNamara. <br><br> "He has played at the highest level internationally as well as in both the NRL and Super League competitions, winning premierships in both hemispheres," said Monaghan. <br><br> "Morley is still highly regarded amongst the Australian players who no doubt remember the impact he had on the Australian game with his time at the Roosters. <br><br> "He is revered in his homeland as one the best players ever to come out of England and has the respect of his opposition. As captain of club side Warrington Morley has developed into a great leader and has learned to control his aggressive style of play to become a real calming influence on his team." <br><br> For more information on the 2010 Four Nations go to <a href="http://www.rlfournations.com">www.rlfournations.com</a> and join us on <a href="http://www.facebook.com/fournations">Facebook</a>.