Waterhouse: I thought my representative career was over



Trent Waterhouse says he expected his representative career to be over when he joined Warrington this season.

Waterhouse made 12 appearances for Australia and five for New South Wales whilst playing for Penrith in the NRL

Now he is relishing to get stuck into England once again, this time for the Exiles.

He said: “It’s defiantly an honour to play, its something totally different and something I haven’t experienced.

“When I left Australia I thought my representative rugby career was over, but they came up with this concept last year and I think it’s a good one. I’m looking forward to the game and the experience.”

The 31-year old will start the game on Saturday at loose forward after Daniel Anderson named his team on Thursday.

He will play alongside his Warrington team mate Joel Monaghan, and against his club team mates Ryan Atkins and Gareth Carvell.

Waterhouse said: “Its always good fun to play against your mates, and I think it will bring out the best in each other.

“They are going to be doing everything they can to get England over the line, and I’ll be doing the same here for the Exiles.

It’s probably a little bit different to State of Origin but that concept has been going for a long time, and this has just begun. However I think it’s defiantly a step in the right direction for representative rugby league in England.”