Wakefield Trinity's Mason Caton-Brown enjoying life in the cross-code fast lane
THE 2021 World Cup is a target for former Wakefield Trinity three-quarter Mason Caton-Brown – but the Olympics could also be on the cards.
The 26-year-old scored Jamaica’s only try in their 38-6 loss to England Knights at Emerald Headingley two days ago.
The game began the Reggae Warriors’ preparations for the World Cup in two years’ time, but Caton-Brown is also a member of Jamaica’s rugby union sevens squad and has hopes of qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Of the World Cup, he said: “That’s the goal, I want to help them as much as possible.”
But first, he will be focusing on his sevens duties in the other code.
“I’ve been playing it [sevens] for a while,” he confirmed.
“They have some tournaments all around the world. We’ve got Hong Kong this year, Chile and Uruguay – then we’ve got the repechage to qualify for the Olympics so it’s going to be a big season ahead of that.”
Caton-Brown joined Trinity from Salford ahead of the 2017 campaign, but moved to Toronto Wolfpack midway through the following season.
He returned for a spell this year – scoring six tries in 10 games – and is currently without a team, despite touching down 84 times in 116 club appearances, also including spells with London Broncos, Hemel Hempstead and Dewsbury Rams.
“I am just floating around, enjoying my rugby and doing what I can,” the London-born 26-year-old said.
“It worked out nicely last year; I popped in and out, travelling a bit. I haven’t got any plans to get back into league at the moment, I am just enjoying what I’m doing.”
Even so, Caton-Brown said he relished being back in the 13-a-side game with the Reggae Warriors.
“It was really good to get involved with the Jamaica rugby league camp,” he added.
“We didn’t play how we wanted to [last Sunday], didn’t get the result, but I was happy to be involved.
“It was good to get on the scoresheet in the second half and, the more time we spend together, the better we will get.”
England led 28-0 at half-time, but Jamaica were within two minutes of out-scoring them in the second period, until Joe Greenwood pounced for Knights’ seventh and final try.
“We are getting better and better,” Caton-Brown insisted.
“The camp was really good for us.
“The boys were saying afterwards it was the most professional it has been so far, so some more of that and we’ll get better and better.”