RUGBY LEAGUE: TONY Clubb earned praise from boss Brian McDermott after being picked for the England rugby league side to face France later this month.
The Harlequins Rugby League centre's reward for some fine form this season will be a second international cap.
Clubb scored a try against Wales on his England debut last October, and McDermott reckons he will be a valuable asset to England as well as Quins.
He said: "Tony has been very consistent for Harlequins this year, playing at centre, wing, second row and prop.
"For a young player like him to be picked for England once is good recognition. To then follow it up with another cap says an awful lot about Tony."
And Clubb himself, who was a
late beginner to the game, added: "The talent in this country is amazing and I think England can achieve anything they want.
"The potential is enormous, especially when you look at all the young players that are rising through the ranks.
"I was quite a late developer and only switched from playing rugby union to rugby league when I was 14.
"When I look at the players in the Harlequins youth system I see several that are heaps better than I was at their age."
Meanwhile, Quins held on to fifth place in the Super League on Saturday with a 26-6 win over Celtic Crusaders.
Louis McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Chris Melling, Luke Williamson and Chad Randall scored a try apiece, while Rob Purdham kicked five goals for Quins, who visit Hull Kingston Rovers tonight. ..SUPL: