Londoner Clubb, 21, only started playing Rugby League in his teens and says there is large crop of gifted young players out there.
“The talent in this country is amazing and I think England can achieve anything they want. The potential is enormous, especially when you look at all the young players that are rising through the ranks.
“I was quite a late developer and only switched from playing rugby union to rugby league when I was 14. When I look at the players in the Harlequins youth system I see several that are heaps better than I was at their age.”
His club coach, Brian McDermott, says he is a valuable asset to any team.
He said: “Tony has been very consistent for Harlequins this year, playing at centre, wing, second row and prop. For a young player like him to be picked for England once is good recognition, to then follow it up with another cap says an awful lot about Tony.”
Coach Smith said: ““This is a squad featuring a lot of new and exciting faces as well as seasoned campaigners and gives a good blend of youth and experience. It’s a big team that is full of speed and skill and people who can score tries.
““The players are chosen from a number of Super League clubs. This I believe is a reflection of the form of some of the players and clubs at the moment and also underlines just how competitive Super League is this season.
“”This game against France will also be about looking at a number of new faces to see how they perform on the international stage with one eye on this autumn’s Four Nations.””
The game takes place on Saturday June 13 at the Jean Bouin Stadium, Paris and marks Bobbie Goulding‘s first game in charge of the French national side.
England squad: Ryan Atkins (Wakefield), Sam Burgess (Bradford), Shaun Briscoe (Hull KR), Tony Clubb (Harlequins), Eorl Crabtree (Huddersfield), Peter Fox (Hull KR), James Graham (St Helens), Ryan Hall (Leeds), Gareth Hock (Wigan), Danny McGuire (Leeds), Scott Moore (Huddersfield, on loan from St Helens), Adrian Morley (Warrington), Richard Myler (Salford), Sean O’Loughlin (Wigan), Jamie Peacock (Leeds), James Roby (St Helens), Michael Shenton (Castleford), Sam Tomkins (Wigan), Ben Westwood (Warrington).