GIANTS star Stephen Wild says the chance to play for Great Britain on his home ground would be “a dream come true”.
The 26-year-old centre – who can also play second row or loose-forward – is training with the Lions squad in Leeds this week ahead of Saturday’s first Gillette Fusion Test against New Zealand at the Galpharm (6.15).
Wild, who was part of the Northern Union side coached by Tony Smith which lost the Centenary International against the All Golds, knows he has to hold off some stiff competition to earn a place in the Test XIII.
But he’s determined to prove himself to the new coach in the next few days and win a third cap for his country.
“To play for Great Britain at the Galpharm would be a dream come true,” said Wild today.
“After the season we’ve just had I don’t think I could ask for much more, but I know there are a lot of quality players in the squad who are just as determined as me to fight for places.
“To get a call-up for a Test is a big honour in any case, but to represent your country on your home ground is bound to be that extra bit special.
“I’m obviously hoping it will happen for me, but all I can do is get my head down in training this week, try and impress the coach and see what happens.
“If I can play on Saturday and do well enough to keep my place then I’ll be delighted. That would top the season off perfectly.”
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