Griffin admits he’s hoping to push for World Cup spot

New Hull FC centre Josh Griffin has revealed that he has an individual aim of not only helping Hull FC succeed in 2017 – but also forcing his way into Wayne Bennett’s thinking for the England squad.

Griffin has joined Hull having spent the last few years at Salford, and will join fellow new recruits Jake Connor and Albert Kelly in Lee Radford’s new-look squad.

2016 was a year to remember for Hull as they won the Challenge Cup at Wembley for the first time – but Griffin wants next year to be even better for both player and club.

“I’ve got team targets, I want us to repeat the success of this year and maybe go one step further,” he told the club’s official website.

“I’ve got my individual goals as well – I want to be pushing for the England spot for next year’s World Cup.”

And Griffin also admitted he is looking forward to working with iconic former centre Kirk Yeaman in training, who he could likely replace in a straight swap in the Hull team after Yeaman’s retirement saw him move into the club’s coaching staff.

“I used to watch Kirk when I was younger, and to have him on the coaching staff is obviously a boost for myself,” said Griffin.

“I’m just here to play my part. I’m a different player to Kirk, hopefully I can continue that good form in the number four shirt.”