England coach Wayne Bennett has pledged Brisbane Broncos backing for the 2017 World Club Series.Plans for the annual clash between the leading clubs from Super League and the NRL were thrown into disarray earlier this week when Melbourne Storm officially withdrew.They were promptly followed by a host of other Australian outfits, who claimed it interfered with their preparations for the new domestic season.Wigan and Cronulla, the two 2016 Grand Final winners, will meet in the traditional World Club Challenge at the DW Stadium on the weekend of Feb. 16-17.However, uncertainty surrounds the other two scheduled ties in the recently-expanded World Club Series following the snub from beaten NRL Grand Finalists Melbourne, who were due to play Super League runners-up Warrington.Brisbane had offered to host Wigan if they had lost the Super League Grand Final and Bennett, a long-time advocate of the international game, says he has already been in touch with Rugby Football League chief executive Nigel Wood to reassure him of his clubs commitment to the series.We would be keen to travel, Bennett said in his first interview to English journalists since his appointment in February. I spoke to Nigel on Monday night and told him that the whole concept has got the clubs backing.We love coming over, weve enjoyed it in the last couple of years as a club and were also trying to host one here in the pre-season. But if that doesnt come to fruition and theres a vacancy to come over to England we will certainly go.The other clubs have all got their reasons Im sure, but we dont find it interferes with our season really. Weve played in a Grand Final, gone over for the World Club Series and started the following year well, so I cant find a fault with it. Personally Id be extremely disappointed if we shared the same view.Meanwhile, Bennett said he would have had no qualms about picking Australia-born players in his 24-man squad for the Four Nations Series, even though he opted not to in the end.Twins Brett and Josh Morris, who have both represented the Kangaroos, and Newcastle Knights scrum-half Trent Hodkinson were among a raft of players linked with a switch of allegiance.I was considering any player that was eligible for England, whether they were Australia-born, Australia-based or simply English, Bennett said. It didnt faze me in any way.The speculation got out of control though. It was purely media-driven in this country, I dont know what it was like in England.At the time I said nothing about it but Ill pick the best 24 players to play for England in my opinion. If theyre Australia-based, I would have stood by that. http://www.eaglesrookiestore.com/Eagles-Harold-Carmichael-Jersey/ . 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NEW YORK -- Joe Pavelski and Joe Thornton helped the San Jose Sharks get a big win after a rough loss across town the previous nightPavelski scored with 2:11 left to lift the Sharks to a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night. Melker Karlsson and Tomas Hertl also scored to help the Sharks win for the third time in four games.Thornton set up both the tying and winning goals by sending the puck at the net, with the first going in off Hertls leg late in the second period. On the winning goal, Thornton sent a pass into the slot and Pavelski deflected it in.He buys that extra second and allows you to get open, Pavelski said of Thornton. When you get open, he puts it in the spot you want and its good to see that one go in for sure.:Pavelski got his fifth point in two games after having a goal and three assists in the Sharks 7-4 loss to the New York Rangers on Monday. The veteran forward liked the way his team bounced back against the Islanders.That was a lot better, Pavelski said. We still havent had a whole lot of time together. Its going to keep coming and each nights a little different. We just forechecked a lot better tonight.Brent Burns also had two assists giving both him and Thornton five on the season. Aaron Dell stopped 21 shots to win his NHL debut, with the last stop coming on Brock Nelsons slap shot in the final second.It took to the very last second to make it real there, Dell said. I didnt really realize it until after I got off (the ice), so that was crazy. ... Its nice to get that one out of the way. Now we got to move forward here and finish the rest of this trip off.The 27-year-old Dell, who appeared in 157 games in the CHL, ECHL and AHL, said he didnt change his approach for his first game in the NHL.I tried not to think about it too much, he said. Just do the same things I always do and it really wasnt too bad. Ive played enough games that I can just do the same thing every time.Anthony Beauvillier and Anders Lee scored for the Islanders, and Jaroslav Halak finished with 24 saves. New York lost for the third time in four games.We could have put more shots on net tonight at certain spots in the game, Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. But they are good hockey team. Were there 2-2 and we didnt get the bounce in the third.The Isslanders trailed 1-0 after getting outplayed in the first period, but picked it up in the second and took the lead with two goals 2:10 apart in the middle of the period.dddddddddddd.Beauvillier, one of the Islanders two 19-year-old rookies, tied it with his first career goal at 9:39. Driving to the net, his first shot was stopped by Dell, but he reached out and backhanded the rebound in the air over Dells glove and in.Had a good bounce and it went in, Beauvillier said. It felt good. Would have been better with a win. ... Im just happy to have my first one so I can move on from here and get a second and third one.Lee made it 2-1 with 8:11 left. Jason Chimera backhanded a pass toward the middle to Lee, who wristed it up over Dells shoulder.The Sharks tied it 2-2 with 1:57 left in the middle period as Thorntons shot deflected off Hertls thigh and in.The Sharks controlled the puck most of the opening 20 minutes, outshooting the Islanders 10-4. The Islanders failed to get a shot on goal over the last 12:47 of the period.Karlsson got the Sharks on the scoreboard with his first of the season at 5:36. Tommy Wingels brought the puck around the net to the left side and passed it in front to Karlsson, who tipped it past Halak. It was Karlssons 24th career goal in 122 games.Game notes F Joel Ward played in his 600th career game. ... F Patrick Marleau played in his 546th consecutive game. ... Pavelski played in his 418th career game. ... The Islanders lost at home to a Western Conference team for the first time since moving to Barclays Center before last season. After going 12-0-2 here against the West last year, New York won its home opener against Anaheim on Sunday night. ... Free agent signee Andrew Ladd has no points through his first four games in New York. ... Mathew Barzal, New Yorks other 19-year-old rookie, sat out for the third time in four games.UP NEXTSharks: Continue a five-game road trip at defending champion Pittsburgh on Thursday night in the teams first meeting since the Stanley Cup final.Islanders: Continue a five-game homestand against Arizona on Friday night.---Follow Vin Cherwoo on Twitter at www.twitter.com/VinCherwooAP Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Stitched Jerseys China Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Store Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Discount NFL Jerseys Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys Wholesale NFL White Jerseys Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys White NFL Jerseys Cheap Camo China NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Jerseys NFL China ' ' '