Widdop: Huge Honour To Play For Lions
St George Illawarra Dragons five-eighth Gareth Widdop has revealed there is a sense of belief in what could be within the England Lions camp ahead of the Four Nations Tournament.
The Lions were runners-up in the corresponding competition two seasons ago but Widdop believes the experience was a great learning curve for the core group of players returning this time around.
The Kings Cross junior has been named in the halves for the opening fixture against Toa Samoa at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane on Saturday.
“The entire squad have really come together the past week in camp leading into this weekend’s opining game against Samoa,” said Widdop.
“We have adjusted to the temperatures and conditions for the game as well as working on a few systems we intend to use come kick-off.
“We are confident in our ability and have gained a lot of confidence from our recent performances and this time around have a great mix of familiar and new faces in the fold.
“It’s always an honour for me to represent my country and I am up for the responsibility that comes with being the five-eighth in the team.
Dragons teammate Mike Cooper is also part of the 24-man squad named by Head Coach Steve McNamara.