Huddersfield Giants winger Jermaine McGillvary is confident that he can perform well on the international stage for England.
England face a home three-game Test series with New Zealand this year, as well as friendly match against France, and McGillvary believes that he can make a real contribution to Steve McNamara’s team.
“I’ve proved myself a bit this year and I think I can go another level, so why can’t I play for England?” he told BBC Radio Leeds.
“I don’t think it is too far a stretch to play for England, but it’s going to be hard as there are some quality players like Ryan Hall, Joe Burgess, Tom Briscoe, Tom Lineham and Tommy Makinson.
“I’ve shown patches of form in the past but have always had a couple of good games and then gone off the boil.
“Now I’m consistent and I’m enjoying my rugby. As soon as last season finished I went into the gym and did weights on my own.
“I wasn’t too happy with how that season ended and I made a conscious decision to be more relaxed and not dwell on matches.”