7th December 2018, 11:12 | englandrl

"Nothing can compare to representing your country" - Welsby

England Academy halfback previews the first Test against Australia

St Helens halfback Jack Welsby is aiming to show Australia 'what England are made of' as England Academy prepare to clash with the Australian Schoolboys tomorrow.

"They can expect a really enthusiastic bunch who are ready to play," said Welsby ahead of the 2pm kick off at Leigh Sports Village.

"We'll look to throw the ball about and show them what England are made of - and hopefully we can get the series off to the perfect start with a win on Saturday.

"We had a sneak preview when they played against Lancashire. We got a good feel for how they play in that match, so we know we’re in for a big challenge and we’ll have to match them in defence, but we’re all looking forward to it.

"Getting picked for your county is a surreal feeling," added the 17-year-old former Blackbrook and Shevington Sharks man, who made his Super League debut in a 38-12 home win over Hull FC in September.

"It's just a massive honour for everyone involved. Nothing can compare to representing your country at any level so I’m really proud."

Test 1

  • England Academy v Australian Schoolboys
  • 2pm
  • Saturday, December 8
  • Leigh Sports Village


Test 2

  • England Academy v Australian Schoolboys
  • 7.30pm
  • Friday, December 14
  • Emerald Headingley


Featured Image Credit @saints1890