Myler ‘chomping at the bit’ after latest England return
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