Aitken excited by Scotland selection

St George Illawarra centre Euan Aitken is hoping that playing for Scotland in the Four Nations will help him grow as a player.

Born and raised on the NSW South Coast, Aitken is eligible for selection on account of his grandfather who was born in Scotland‘s largest city Glasgow.

The 21-year old, who has played 45 NRL games for the Dragons, said he is keen to line-up and fulfil a lifelong ambition representing his nation of heritage.

“I cannot wait to get over to Edinburgh and start our week in camp over there before coming up against Australia first off the following week,” Aitken told the Dragons website.

“My grandfather was originally from Glasgow and I had always spoken with my dad who said if I ever got the opportunity he would love me to play for Scotland.

“I’ve always said the same thing to so when the management group contacted me about the opportunity of playing for them I accepted it and cannot wait.

“It also allows me the opportunity to help grow the game globally and within the country itself which is so close to the Super League competition as well.

“It’ll be good to come up against some of my teammates as well and it will be a world-class experience.

“We’ll be coming up against some of the best players in the world with the calibre of teams involved so the tempo will be a lot higher and no doubt help me grow as a player.”

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