Clubb: My time will come

Harlequins back Tony Clubb believes his time on the international stage will come, despite being sent home from England‘s training squad.

Clubb, who made his England debut against Wales last year, missed out on selection for this year’s rematch but says he has taken an enormous amount from his time with Tony Smith’s squad.

“It was an immense experience to be training with the England players and coaches again, and nice to know I’ve not been forgotten.

“To train with the squad for four weeks and not get to play was disappointing but I’m still only 22 years old and my time will come.

“I have to put it into perspective; there were players in the squad like Adrian Morley going for their 40th cap as well as younger guys hoping for their first. I’ve been lucky enough to train with England, and represent my country and I’m confident I will again.”

The young Londoner joined the England training camp last month, immediately after Harlequins finished their Super League campaign but has now returned to London. Despite the lack of a holiday, Clubb is already keen to get back into preseason training with Quins.

“I’ve only been off two days, but I’m really looking forward to getting back into training and spending time with all the Quins guys.

“The squad join the preseason training programme at different stages during November and December. I’ve actually asked if I can come back a month earlier than I have to and I’m really looking forward to laying the foundations for next season.”

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