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globalrugbyleague - Sat, 26 Jan 2008 07:56:00 GMT
Paul Sculthorpe may be on the verge of coming out of representative retirement to help England get across the line in this year’s World Cup.

The two-time Man of Steel winner (2001 and 2002) is considering making himself available for his country despite quitting rep football in July to further his club career.

“You never know - it would be great to put myself into contention”, Sculthorpe told the BBC.

“I think I played my best rugby at international level and I thoroughly enjoyed every single game.

But the former Great Britain skipper believes form and fitness will determine the reality of getting back into contention for another run on the international stage.

"If I played at that level I would have to be fully fit and at my best," added the four-time premiership winning forward, who has had to fight back from a series of knee and ankle problems in recent years.

Sculthorpe has played four times for England and 26 for Great Britain but never been on the winning side in a series against either Australia or New Zealand.

The 2008 World Cup takes place in Australia and kicks off on October 25, when England face Papua New Guinea who are being coached by former Wigan star Adrian Lam.


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