James Graham's 3281 Day Unwanted Record

Will it end?

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England captain James Graham has never been in a victorious side over Australia since making his debut for England in 2008. 

According to nrl.com, it's been 3281 days or almost nine years since Graham first laced up the boots against Australia, ironically in Melbourne ahead of their opening World Cup clash this Friday night. 

"I've never been in a team that has managed to get a victory over them," Graham said.

"A very long time."

Although, despite the record Graham believes his side have enough quality to prove their doubters wrongs and give the competition a shake up. 

"You look for evidence and I can see that with how camp has been in the last 10 days," he said.

"You look back to the Samoan game (in May) and we had five days of preparation against the best Samoan team probably ever on paper.

"You want to be competitive and give yourself the chance to win, it's just about finding that edge in the crunch moments."