LEAGUE EXPRESS TEASER: Stevie Ward on England hopes

Ahead of the naming of England’s 24-man squad for the Four Nations on Monday, we caught up with one of the surprise names in the initial train-on squad, Leeds forward Stevie Ward. Here’s a snippet of what he had to say – the full interview is in Monday’s League Express! 

“It was definitely a surprise,” he admits.

“I remember getting an email just after the last game of the season saying I would be involved in the train-on squad with Paul Anderson and the coaching staff.

“I was a little surprised, but thinking back to being involved in the meeting earlier in the year, I should have earmarked it might happen, just in case.

“It took me by surprise though! Obviously I only played those four games at the back end of the year but they were games I were really happy with, and I’ve been delighted with how things have gone.

“I’ll be sat by the phone anticipating some good news with a bit of luck.”

To read the full interview with Ward ahead of Monday’s squad announcement for the Four Nations, make sure you get your copy of League Express as soon as it goes on sale Sunday evening. To be notified the minute the paper is available, click here for all the biggest breaking news in the world of rugby league.