England sweating on Westwood

RUGBY LEAGUE: England are set to learn today whether forward Ben Westwood will be available for their opening World Cup game against Australia on 26 October. Westwood, of Warrington Wolves, has been charged by the Rugby Football League for punching Wigan Warriors’ Blake Green during Saturday’s Super League grand final after the incident was missed by the referee. A hearing is set to be held today with the probable punishment a two-game ban.