Charnley has a lot to prove

Josh Charnley
Josh Charnley
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JOSH Charnley still regards himself as England’s third-choice winger – despite his scorching season.

The 21-year-old bagged four tries for the national team against Wales in the autumn series and grabbed another in the final against France.

Those touchdowns followed a stunning Super League campaign which saw him finish as the competition’s top try-scorer with 31 during the regular season.

Yet as he prepares to return to pre-season training with the Warriors next week he admits he still feels he has a lot to prove.

And with a World Cup starting in less than 12 months, he reckons Leeds’ Ryan Hall and Hull FC flyer Tom Briscoe are still ahead of him in the England pecking order.

He said: “I was happy with how last season went for me but I wouldn’t say I feel established in the England set-up.

“I’m only 21 and you look at England, there are two quality wingers there in Ryan and Tom. They’re the first-choice wingers, so I’ve still got a lot of areas I need to work on to get better.”

Charnley will travels with the Wigan squad to Florida for a warm-weather camp on Thursday. He added: “I honestly can’t wait to get back into training. It’s pretty boring being off – all my mates are at work, so I’ve just been watching films!”

Charnley has also filmed another internet video with his good pal Zak Hardaker – to the music of Call on Me.

See Monday’s Evening Post for hilarious behind-the-scenes photos.