Wardle considering Four Nations options

Huddersfield Giants star Joe Wardle has put his plans for the Four Nations on hold following the club’s disappointing start to the season.

The Halifax-born centre or backrower has played internationally for Scotland since making his debut for the Bravehearts in 2010, going on to play in the successful 2014 European Championship campaign.

An impressive season domestically saw the 24-year-old touted for a spot in England’s Test series squad last year, although that never materialised.

Wardle was keen to put that disappointment to one side and build on an impressive 2015, but an injury picked up in the opening game of the season and a subsequent suspension for a red card against Catalans have restricted him to just seven appearances so far this season.

As a result, the former Illingworth youngster has given little thought to October’s event.

“I’ve not really thought about it,” he told League Express.

“With the start we’ve had at Huddersfield and the start I’ve had personally I’ve just been focusing on getting back to playing as well as I can.

“I’ll worry about that when the time comes, whether it’s playing for England, Scotland or not playing at all.”

Wardle wouldn’t, however, refute the idea of changing his allegiance and playing for England if the opportunity arose.

“It’s massive to play for England and I’m sure everyone would want to do it, but I’m just focused on helping the Giants climb the ladder at the moment.

“If the chance came up to play for England then who knows, but I’ll give that some thought further down the line.”