Winger Hall desperate to taste success with England

England's Ryan Hall.
England's Ryan Hall.
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LEEDS RHINOS and England winger Ryan Hall is desperate to fill the last remaining gap on his roll of honour.

Hall has won every domestic team prize, but is yet to taste success in an international tournament.

He could put that right tomorrow when England face New Zealand in the decisive third Test at Wigan’s DW Stadium.

And despite having featured in Rhinos’ historic treble success, Hall reckons it would “make my year” if the hosts can lift the Baskerville Shield.

“Domestically we’ve had good year with Leeds, but I’ve said that I’ve never tasted major success with England and that is one thing I really want to taste,” Hall said ahead of his final game of 2015.

“I’ve been in this team for six years now and always fallen short every time, so the one thing I’m longing to do is taste it and this is a great opportunity to do it.

“I’ve played in a couple of international finals now and it has not been great.

“This is a great occasion to turn it around - on home soil, in front of a sold-out crowd, in the heartland of England.

“It’ll be nice to be playing at the DW Stadium and having them cheering for me for once.

“That will be great so it’s all set up perfectly for a good climax.”

England had an opportunity last week, when they travelled to the Olympic Stadium holding a one-game lead, but the Kiwis scraped a 9-2 win in a defence-oriented game.

England’s backs have yet to score in the series and Hall knows if chances do come his way tomorrow, he will have to take them.

“That’s the thing with international football,” he acknowledged.

“Every time you play international football you’ve got to take chances and be clinical.

“You don’t get that many as defensive systems are so good and the players within them are very good too.

“Last week we defended really well, but we have to find some energy from somewhere to attack better.

“We did a lot of defending in the first half, a lot more than normal and if we could even it up and get 50 per cent of the ball as opposed to 40 per cent that would go a long way to solving our attack problems.”