England star reveals he might never play for his country again

Elliot Whitehead has been one of the best English players of his generation.

Since bursting onto the scene with Bradford Bulls, he quickly rose to stardom with a move to Catalans Dragons prior to making the move to the NRL with Canberra Raiders and becoming a household name in Australia.

That has translated to huge success in terms of England caps with the backrower one of the first names on the teamsheet for England for some time.

He was hugely impressive during the Rugby League World Cup scoring tries for fun.

Ultimately, England crashed out at the semi-final stage due to Golden Point heartache against Samoa and that could be the last time he plays for England.

“I know I played well, but it’s disappointing the way it ended. It’s probably the last time I’ll play for England,” Whitehead told the Canberra Times.

“That’s not official, I don’t know what will be, but in my head I felt like it would be my last time.

“I wanted to finish on a high and obviously that didn’t happen.

“It was disappointing, but for the international game Samoa did something special – a bit similar to Tonga in 2017.

“We saw the support that got behind them and it’s only going to be good for the international game as a whole.”

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