New England head coach has set his sights on lifting the World Cup in 2021.

The RFL confirmed the appointment of Wane as the successor to Wayne Bennett in the role and the former Wigan boss hasn’t shirked discussing the team’s objectives.

Wane has signed a two-year contract that will see him take charge for the tournament next year and this autumn’s Ashes series, following a recent spell with Scottish Rugby Union.

Wane said: “I am honoured to be appointed Head Coach of my country’s national team at such an exciting and important time for Rugby League in England.

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“We have a three-Test Ashes series against Australia this autumn, and after that we host the World Cup in 2021.

“Everyone who knows me knows that I’ve always loved the game of Rugby League, and been proud of British Rugby League.

“I’m looking forward so much to starting work with the outstanding Rugby League players we have in this country, and also the guys who have enjoyed success in Australia in recent years, to do all we can to win the World Cup next year.”