England’s Brett Ferres is keen to play his way into selection contention for England during the latter stages of the play-offs.
Ferres was named in the England side which defeated the Exiles in June, having been newly added to the squad by head coach Steve McNamara.
And The Huddersfield Giants centre or second rower has continued to show strong form during the latter stages of the season, boosting his chances of playing in the game against Australia as part of the Millennium Stadium’s Opening Ceremony on October 26.
“Every player wants to be a part of those sort of occasions and I am no different. It still feels like there’s a lot for me to do before then, but it’d be massive to be a part of it,” said Ferres.
“Hopefully I if I can continue playing well for Huddersfield I will make it.”
Ferres says he’d also relish the opportunity to play in front of his own fans when England face Ireland at the John Smith’s Stadium on October 2.
And the former Castleford and Bradford player has called on the people of West Yorkshire to fill the stadium for the match.
“The England v Ireland game on November 2 is very exciting, and I am confident that we will see packed stands for that match,” he said.
“As a club we are growing, and through our success in the league we are gaining new supporters, plus West Yorkshire is a hotbed of Rugby League.
“Having a massive game like this at the John Smith’s Stadium is brilliant for the region, and I’m sure the people of West Yorkshire will justify the decision to bring the game here.”
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