Myler ‘chomp­ing at the bit’ af­ter lat­est Eng­land re­turn

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Richie Myler is “chomp­ing at the bit” af­ter an­other Eng­land re­call for to­mor­row’s third Test against New Zealand at El­land Road.

The Leeds player agreed to can­cel a fam­ily hol­i­day to Dubai af­ter be­ing given the chance to re­place World Cup scrum-half Luke Gale in Wayne Ben­nett’s 24-man squad for the au­tumn in­ter­na­tion­als.

Myler won his sev­enth cap in the open­ing game against France, six years af­ter his pre­vi­ous Eng­land ap­pear­ance, and was praised by Ben­nett for his part in the 44-6 vic­tory.

How­ever, it was not enough to keep his spot as Ben­nett opted to bring in Wi­gan’s Sam Tomkins, whose bro­ken hand sus­tained in last week­end’s se­ries-clinch­ing win over the Ki­wis at An­field has paved the way for Myler to step back in.

“It was dis­ap­point­ing, be­cause I thought I had a de­cent game against France, but I also thought two days be­fore that that I would be on hol­i­day,” Myler said.

“If you look at the team and the dy­namic of that right side with the Wi­gan con­nec­tion, I think that is where he was aim­ing to go any­way.

“With it be­ing three games, I hoped I might get a chance of play­ing in the last one. It’s un­for­tu­nate for Sam that he’s in­jured but I’m chomp­ing at the bit and can’t wait to play.”

Ste­fan Ratch­ford, War­ring­ton’s util­ity back, and Wi­gan’s un­capped for­ward Joe Green­wood have also been called into the Eng­land side to plug the gaps cre­ated by the loss of Daryl Clark and Ge­orge Burgess to in­jury and sus­pen­sion re­spec­tively. Kick-off TV

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