“It’s really exciting being here among the best players in the world and being in the best tournament in the world,” he said.
“It gives you a little taste of what could be to come: being at Anfield in the final in three or four weeks.
“Being at Anfield and seeing what is out there makes me think I need to step my game up now and move up go the next level.
“It has taken a lot of hard work for me to where I am coming from Scotland where rugby league is obviously not a big sport, having to come down south and adapt to the game down here.
“My message to the young lads who trained with us today is simply work hard and enjoy your rugby and if you get any chance to get info the professional game do it, take it with both hands.
“The work doesn’t stop then – it gets even harder.”