INSPIRATIONAL Danny Brough led the Huddersfield Giants to their 13th Super League win of the season, then declared: “You can count me out of the England side!”
The 30-year-old half-back was at the heart of second-placed Huddersfield’s 25-16 home triumph over St Helens which kept his side hot on the heels of leaders Wigan. Click on the picture below to view a picture gallery of match action from the game.Related content
It helped the club secure a first league double over Saints since 1950-51.
But it was the performance of Brough on the eve of England coach Steve McNamara announcing his squad to face the Exiles in the Origin Test on Friday week that proved the big talking point, with many neutrals suggesting he should be an automatic selection ahead of the World Cup next Autumn.
However the man himself has made it clear he won’t wear an England shirt again.
“I don’t want to be in it (the England squad), that’s for definite,” said Brough. “I’m not coming in and playing second fiddle every year.
“Steve McNamara hasn’t rung me asking to play for England, so I’m not going to ring him. I’ll play for Scotland if I get the chance.
Brough added: “My main priority remains the Giants, and at the moment I’m delighted with the way things are continuing to go.
“This was a great win for us and hopefully we’ll go to Hull KR on Friday, win again and keep the pressure on Wigan.”
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