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World Cup: Castleford Tigers forward Dan Fleming targets place in Wales squad

Last Updated: 11/06/13 5:28pm

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Iestyn Harris: Called Dan Fleming up to Wales squad after receiving an email from the player

Iestyn Harris: Called Dan Fleming up to Wales squad after receiving an email from the player

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Dan Fleming says he must keep producing the goods for Castleford in order to earn a place in Wales' World Cup squad.

The Tigers back-row forward made his Wales debut against France 12 months ago after sending an email to head coach Iestyn Harris, informing him of his eligibility through his Welsh grandmother.

The initiative paid off, as did a similar move 12 months earlier when he contacted Castleford while playing for King Cross amateur club.

The 20-year-old made his Super League debut against London Broncos in March and has appeared in the Tigers' last three games under new coach Daryl Powell.

The youngster is now hoping to keep his spot in the Castleford team and push for a place in Harris' World Cup squad.

"It was the same again," he said. "I just sent an email and Iestyn asked me to come down to a training session.

"I got selected to play against France in a mid-season Test, which was a massive honour.

"I injured my knee and didn't play for the rest of last season so I was a bit shocked to get selected for the tri-nations series against England and France.

"It was a massive honour. I'd like to play in the World Cup and, if I can get some more Super League games in, hopefully I'll be up for selection."

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