Halfback expects teammate to be England’s first choice in the “next four of five years”

Hull KR star Jordan Abdull had his first taste of international rugby in recent years when he was given his England debut at the end of the 2021 season in which he was really impressive helping the Robins all the way to the semi-finals.

He missed out on representing England in the 2022 World Cup through injury but has backed teammate Jez Litten to pull on an England shirt in the years to come.

Litten is a highly thought of young number nine and Abdull believes his partnership with Matt Parcell is the best in Super League.

When asked if Litten will play for England sooner rather than later, Abdull said:

“100%, I think as a dummy-half partnership Matt and Jez together are the best in Super League.

“Obviously we’ve got other hookers, James Roby is the ultimate hooker, but as a partnership Jez and Matt are by far the best in Super League in my opinion.

“If Jez keeps going on the development path he’s going, and as Matt gets a bit older and Jez gets the more minutes and it flips with Jez becoming the starter, you’ll see the type of player that he’s going to be.

“I’d be disappointed if he wasn’t the England hooker in the next four or five years but it all depends on how he goes.

“You don’t know what’s going to happen but if he carries on the way he’s going then I’d like to think he’ll be there in a couple of years.”

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