Watts expecting nothing from England

Hull FC prop Liam Watts is taking in his stride the speculation linking him to a call-up to Wayne Bennett’s England Four Nations squad this autumn.

While Watts is delighted that spectators and media have talked up his displays, with many deeming the prop worthy of an international call.

But he has been disappointed in the past, and is certainly not expecting a call from Bennett.

“I won’t hold my breath!” he told Love Rugby League.

“Obviously, I’ve been touted for it for the last two years, which I’m really pleased about.

“It’s always great to be touted for that sort of stuff by the fans and the media.

“But, it’s not the media or the fans who are picking the team at the end of the day.

“It’s a bloke who’s just got the job, so we’ll see what happens.

“But I’m not holding my breath, what I do with Hull is my main aim.

“If anything comes off that, in terms of international honours, then I’ll take it as it comes.”

Hull face off against Warrington this Saturday in the Challenge Cup final at Wembley, and Watts is feeling in good form ahead of the clash with the Airlie Birds favourites with the bookies according to www.betbind.com.

He is also anticipating a game which will be a treat for the fans, unlike last season’s one-sided affair, when Hull KR were hammered 50-0 by Leeds.

“I’m feeling pretty fresh, I had the weekend off last weekend,” he

“So I’m feeling revitalised going into the game.

“It has the makings of a great game, for sure. There will be plenty of fireworks early on.

“We’re two disciplined sides. We’re not dirty sides, so I’m sure it’ll be a good, clean Cup game.

“It’ll be very fast. It will be very phsyical too, but it’ll be faster than it is brutal.”

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