Broughton not fazed by England snub

Catalans winger Jodie Broughton says he is not too disheartened by being left out of Wayne Bennett’s England meet-up and believes there is still time to push for selection.

Broughton has been in dynamic form since his move to France, crossing for 18 tries in 17 appearances.

He is Super League’s second highest try-scorer, behind Castleford flyer Denny Solomona.

Depsite this he did not get an invite to Bennett’s recent national team meeting in Leeds.

“It’s always in the back of your mind,” Broughton admitted to Love Rugby League.

“I’m up there in the ladder for try-scorers so I maybe thought they might have a look at me.

“But I’m not too disheartened by the team that was picked – it was very similar to the one last year.

“There’s still quite a long way to go this season until the tournament at the end of this year.

“So I just wanted to keep my head down, focus on playing well and anything comes on the back of it, it’s mean to be. If not then it’s not.

“I’m just happy where I am at the minute.”

Wigan’s Dom Manfredi, Huddersfield’s Jermaine McGillvary and Leeds pair Ryan Hall and Tom Briscoe were the wingers selected for Bennett’s 31-strong meeting.

NRL winger Joe Burgess will also be pushing for England selecition for the Four Nations.

Broughton, who joined Catalans from Huddersfield, knows if he performs for his club than everything else will take care of itself.

“In the squad there was Ryan Hall and Tom Briscoe, they’ve both been injured for the majority of the season,” the 28-year old said.

“So if I can just keep my form going on until the end of the season it’s anyone’s game.

“Obviously they’ve got the experience, and experience is key in these games, but you’ve got to try and get it from somewhere don’t you.

“If I just keep playing well and I get into the squad I’ll be happy. In order to do that I need to play well for Catalans first.”

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