Luke Robinson focusing on Giants not England
LUKE ROBINSON is refusing to get dragged into the debate over whether he should be picked for England.
New national coach Steve McNamara will announce his first squad on Tuesday ahead of the one-off mid-season Test against France at Leigh on June 12.
The form of the 25-year-old since his switch from scrum half to hooker has made a positive impression throughout Super League, with many tipping him as an outside bet for an England spot. But Robinson knows there’s far more to keep him occupied for now.
“I have heard one or two suggesting I could be an outset bet, and that’s really flattering,” he said.
“I’ve been pleased with the way the switch has gone this season. I’ve learned a lot off Nathan (Brown), as well as Brad Drew since he returned to the club, and I feel I’ve been contributing to the side.
“But whether that’s enough to get a call-up to the England squad, I don’t know. I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t still an ambition of mine to play for my country at the highest level, but first and foremost I want to do my best for Huddersfield.
“I know if I do that I’ll give myself the best possible chance of going on to play for England.”
Robinson believes the Giants will soon spark an upsurge.
“It’s been a tough month, but every team has a blip at some stage during the season, and ours is now,” he said. “The key is to work at the little things and when they’re right, the rest all falls into place.”