Being part of the England Knights squad has helped Warrington's Richie Myler

Last Updated: 25/10/12 5:42pm

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Richie Myler: Warrington playmaker started Grand Final defeat to Leeds

Richie Myler: Warrington playmaker started Grand Final defeat to Leeds

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Warrington's Richie Myler believes being dropped to the England Knights squad this season has provided long-term benefits.

The 22-year-old half-back has this week been recalled to England's Elite Training Squad after Castleford Tigers' Rangi Chase pulled out due to a groin injury.

It has been an up-and-down season for the Wolves playmaker and the former Salford City Reds man thinks the experience has been invaluable.

Myler, who started Warrington's Grand Final defeat to Leeds, is now crossing his fingers he is given the chance to impress by coach Steve McNamara in Saturday's Autumn Series opener against Wales.

"It means a lot to be back in the England squad," Myler told the Warrington Guardian.

"It has pretty much been a rollercoaster this season, what with being injured to start with, but the back end of the season has turned out pretty well.

"I think getting dropped down to the England Knights squad did me a lot of good to be honest.

"It is all good practice and helpful for my learning curve in international rugby, so to go on to get this reward at the end of the year caps my year off nicely.

"And while it is always bad to see someone pull up with an injury, that obviously improves my chances of playing and fingers crossed I'll get a chance."

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