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Moore surprise at England call-up

Scott Moore
Moore is on loan from St Helens

Huddersfield hooker Scott Moore has admitted he was "sceptical" when England coach Tony Smith told him about his international call-up.

The 21-year-old is one of three uncapped players in the squad for next week's match against France in Paris.

Moore told BBC Radio Leeds: "It was an unidentified number so I was a bit sceptical about whether to answer it.

"He just said 'It's Tony here and you're in the England plans' - I was a bit taken aback."

He continued: "I never really looked to get picked - I just went to Huddersfield looking to play consistently.

"If you do that you give yourself a chance so I've tried my best and worked really hard in the season and it's come out good for me so far.

"We're delighted with our start and where we are in the Challenge Cup, but that's a while off now and we've just go and focus on Super League."



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