Castleford Tigers loose-forward Adam Milner is ready to face New Zealand for the first time after replacing injured England captain Sean O’Loughlin in the 19-man squad for Sunday’s game.
After captaining England at Academy level, Milner is now relishing being part of the senior England set-up and earning his second cap for his country.
“Watching the boys get the win last week, I wanted to be a part of it,” said Milner.
“It was good to sit in the stands and to watch the boys come off the field with delight on their faces was something special.
“I get the chance to be a part of that now. Hopefully, I can keep in the team now and put a good performance in on Sunday.
“Standing on the sidelines last week, you could see how big and physical the Kiwis are.
“I’m not the biggest but the bigger they are, the harder they fall.
“I’ll be doing my best to help the team out and put a good performance in on Sunday.”
After going 1-0 up in the series, Milner is ready for the inevitable response from the Kiwis to falling behind.
“We’re looking for a response from New Zealand. For us, we’ve just got to be on our game like we were last week. New Zealand will probably give a bit more so we’ve got to be on our A game to get the win again.