England: Lord Prescott delivers motivational speech

Lord Prescott
Lord Prescott is a keen rugby league fan and attended the Challenge Cup final at Wembley in August
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Former deputy prime minister Lord Prescott has given the England squad a motivational speech ahead of their three-match series with New Zealand.

Prescott was invited into the England camp in Hull on Saturday evening by head coach Steve McNamara.

"He was able to talk about leadership and the decisions you have to make when you go to war," said McNamara.

England play New Zealand at the KC Stadium on Sunday. They have not beaten the Kiwis since 2011.

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