Currie ready to seize World Cup opportunity

12 October 2017 21:40:51 GMTPlus11

Having missed large parts of the Super League season through injury, Ben Currie says he is desperate to seize his opportunity with England in the World Cup.

The Warrington Wolves forward is rated as one of rugby league’s outstanding young players, but he has endured a frustrating time at club level in recent years.

His spells on the sidelines have not prevented him from earning a place in Wayne Bennett's England squad, however, and Currie admits he is desperate to prove his value.

"The main target is just to get a game, having not made my debut yet. I think getting on the field will be an achievement in itself. I'll be happy to play wherever, either starting or on the bench. I just want to get out there and play," said Currie.

"They've shown some great faith in me. Throughout the year, the guys from England have kept in touch with me and included me in the squad meet-ups. I had little chats with Wayne, he just told me to get myself fit."

Warrington endured a tough campaign in 2017 and missed out on the top eight, but Currie was able to showcase his talents during the latter stages of the season.

"I've been desperate to show what I can do, and thankfully I got that chance in the last couple of games for Warrington," said Currie.

"I set a goal to make the squad at the beginning of the year, but now I've achieved it I'm absolutely over the moon."

England face Australia in their first World Cup match on Friday, 27th October with Bennett's men 5/1 to win the game, while the Kangaroos are 3/20.

England are 1/1 to win the Rugby League World Cup.

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