LEROY CUDJOE is hoping his hard work will earn him another England cap.
The 24-year-old centre is firmly in the frame to retain his place against France at Hull KR tomorrow after a rock-solid two-try display in last week’s 80-12 thrashing of Wales.
With Sam Tomkins returning after a knee injury to take over the full-back berth, England coach and former Giants captain Steve McNamara is certain to make changes.
That could include switching Leeds Rhinos’ ace Zak Hardaker from full-back to centre – at the expense of Cudjoe.
But Cudjoe won’t be giving up without a fight.
“I was really pleased with the way things went for me against Wales, and I obviously hope I’ve done enough to keep my place,” he said.
“To get the call to start last week was fantastic, and I’d like to think that was down to the hard work I’ve been putting in over the past month.
“This England camp has been great, with the tone being set in the 10-day training camp in South Africa. That was fantastic, although incredibly tough.
“If you’re not prepared to put in the hard work there’s no way you’ll get picked to play.
“That’s the way it should be, and that’s the way I like it.
“I’ve always enjoyed putting in the hard work and that’s what I’ve been doing again this week.
“I know Macca is looking at making changes. I’m doing everything I can to make sure those changes don’t include me.”