Gale admits he’s not sure what Bennett is thinking

Castleford and England half-back Luke Gale has admitted he’s not sure which way coach Wayne Bennett is thinking in terms of team selection for Saturday’s game against New Zealand.

Gale made his international debut during Saturday’s victory against France in Avignon, but now faces a nervous wait to find out if he will be picked for the Four Nations opener against the Kiwis.

He told the Yorkshire Post that it is hard to second-guess the veteran Aussie coach – but is hopeful he’s done enough.

“You just keep practising at training, listening at videos, watching and doing everything you can,” he said.

“I think they’ll pick the team pretty soon. I’m not sure what he (Bennett) is thinking yet – it’s hard to predict, to be honest – but it’s a really good environment, all the boys help each other and whoever gets the nod will do a great job.”

Gale also said that no matter who is picked, all the four halves will work closely with each other to ensure they are at their best.

“We’ve four half-backs and we’ve all had good years. There’ll be plenty of confidence knocking about; we’re all a bit different, all have different qualities and I’m sure working with Wayne, Bettsy (Denis Betts) and the other guys will get the best out of each other. “I’m looking forward to the next few weeks alongside everyone and putting it to use.”