St Helens prop Adam Walker believes that playing for Scotland saved his career.
Walker made his debut for the Bravehearts in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, which came after he had been released by Huddersfield Giants.
That year, the forward had spent time on loan at Barrow Raiders in the Championship and was subsequently not offered a new deal by the Giants.
Without a contract and with no offers on the table, an impressive World Cup campaign saw Walker earn a contract with Hull Kingston Rovers.
Fast forward to the present and Walker is now preparing for a move to St Helens following an impressive 2016 at Rovers despite their relegation.
Walker, who continued to impress in Scotland colours following a strong display against Australia, believes he is indebted to Scotland for offering him a lifeline.
“Playing for Scotland saved my career,” he told TotalRL.
“In the first year I played for Scotland I got an injury and was out of contract, but off the back of playing I managed to pick up a contract, so every year I’m proud to put that jersey on and represent the country.
“It has given me a lot. It has given me experiences like this game against Australia, I’ve got to meet the lads and we’re a close bunch, the coach has looked out for me. I’ve been looked after.”
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