After England’s record 84-4 win against France on Saturday Brett Ferres says he wants to get back out there and do it all again when they face New Zealand at KC Stadium, Hull on Sunday November 1 (5.00pm).
The Huddersfield Giants vice-captain hasn’t had the most consistent Super League season leading into the International Series due to injury set-backs, but he has certainly made up for lost time in the England training camp and was one of the stand-out performers at the weekend.
A second-half hat-trick for the 29-year-old forward had 8,380 supporters on their feet at Leigh Sports Village as Ferres terrorised the French defence with support from man-of-the-match John Bateman and Ryan Hall.
“Coming into a fresh environment like this you’ve got to pick things up very quickly and get a connection with the lads out on the field alongside you,”said Ferres.
“It worked really well between me and John on Saturday and hopefully we’ll get the opportunity to get back out there and do it all again soon.
“You want to play to the best of your ability to try and cement your place in the squad for the forthcoming games. Everyone that was out there proved what they were capable of and I’m sure Steve will have a few selection headaches this week.”
England are now into their third week of training camp and Ferres is impressed with the way the team and their on-field plays have come together.
“For our first run out I thought we looked very good. There was no dramas in how we played the game,” he said.
“We’ve got some great patterns and plays that are working for us. We have to tighten our defence a little and we know we have got plenty of points in us which makes us a handful for the Kiwis.
“It was great work by the boys in the middle in the France match which resulted in some quick play of the balls to get us in good positions. To top it off with three tries was special for me. Roll on Sunday when we can get it all going again!”