GIANTS prop Eorl Crabtree is aiming to produce the performance of his life to help England secure a stunning Four Nations final triumph over Australia in Leeds tomorrow night (7.30).
The Huddersfield hero has again been named on the bench as his nation eyes Elland Road glory.
And after impressive displays in the 26-16 defeat to Australia in Wigan 13 days ago and then the 20-12 triumph over New Zealand at the Galpharm Stadium last Saturday, the 27-year-old is feeling confident.
“This will be the biggest game of my life, and I just can’t wait!” said Crabtree, who played for the Giants in his side’s Challenge Cup final defeat to Warrington at Wembley in August.
“I’ve been delighted with the way I’ve played in both of my Four Nations games, and that’s obviously helped me keep my place in the final.
“But we all know that to beat Australia we’re going to have to improve significantly on the way we played against New Zealand last week.
“That’s a challenge that excites us all, and we’re sure we’ll all be up for it.
“Personally, I think it could well be the toughest game I’ve ever played in, and I’m confident that will help me rise to the occasion.
“The game at Wigan the other week was the first time I’d played against Australia, and that made me nervous.
“But I now know I have what it takes to compete against them and, hopefully, help us pull off a fantastic win.”