Rugby League World Cup: England's Tom Briscoe happy to have a chance

Last Updated: 07/11/13 4:38pm

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Tom Briscoe (left): Looking to make his mark at the KC Stadium on Saturday against Fiji

Tom Briscoe (left): Looking to make his mark at the KC Stadium on Saturday against Fiji

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England winger Tom Briscoe aiming to make his mark at the KC Stadium and maintain his scoring streak after bagging two against Ireland.

Wigan's Josh Charnley got the nod in England's opener against Australia and scored at the Millennium Stadium, although Leeds-bound Briscoe started last weekend.

Briscoe was surprised to win a place against Ireland and he feels he did not let anyone down with his performance at Huddersfield's John Smith's Stadium.

The 23-year-old has maintained his spot in Steve McNamara's team to play Fiji in Hull on Saturday and he does not want to let anyone down on familiar territory.

"Thankfully I got an opportunity and I think I did alright. I felt what I had to do I did well."

"I was a bit surprised to get the call," Briscoe said. "Obviously me and Josh are fighting it out for the right-wing spot.

"He played the week before and I thought he might have gone with the same team.

Opportunity

"But thankfully I got an opportunity and I think I did alright. I felt what I had to do I did well.

"Getting the two tries early in the game settled me down."

Briscoe signed for Leeds Rhinos following the conclusion of the Super League season and Saturday's trip to Hull will be his first since the announcement.

The winger spent five years as a Hull FC player and he admits it will be a special occasion going into the home changing room for the final time.

"It will be special going back there," he added. "It will be the last time that I'll be going into the home changing room."

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