By James Johnson
Warrington Wolves’ Ben Harrison says he is delighted to be representing England at the Four Nations tournament in Melbourne.
The Wolves forward will be facing up against the likes of Anthony Watmough, Cameron Smith and Darren Lockyer when England face Australia on Sunday.
Ben said: “It’s an absolute honour to be representing your country and not just in any game, but one against Austrilia.”
He added: “To be testing myself against some of the best players in the world is incredibly exciting.”
England coach Steve McNamara quietly took Ben aside and told him he’d be on the bench against Australia – and Ben was over the moon.
“Words can’t describe how made up I was to be told that I was playing,” Ben said.
He explained: “Steve said he wants me to go out and really give it a go up the middle and that’s just what I intend to do.”
Ben said he is delighted to be playing alongside Wolves teammates, as well as stars such as James Graham, Gareth Ellis and Sam Tomkins.
Fellow Wolves Ben Westwood and Ryan Atkins are part of the England team.
Ben Harrison turned out for Ireland at the 2008 World Cup, but has since decided to play for the country of his birth.
Australia v England will be screened live on Sky Sports 1 from 7am on Sunday.