In 2021 Jordan Abdull was sensational and was even in Man of Steel contention.
His form ultimately earned him his first England cap against France at the end of the year with Shaun Wane naming him at seven.
Thus, going into 2022 and the World Cup year he was one of the front runners to play for England but injury ended his prospects.
Abdull would have surely played in the World Cup had the tournament taken place in 2021 as planned.
Speaking ahead of the new season, Abdull spoke about the disappointment of missing out on the World Cup:
“It was disappointing but probably the way I started 2022 I wouldn’t have been picked in the England team anyway.
“So it was disappointing to get injured and not even stake a claim, but I think the way I started the season and then getting injured I knew my fate pretty early on.
“It was quite good just to watch it as a fan and as a lover of the game, taking off the disappointment of not being able to play and just enjoy it as a spectator.”
Shaun Wane of course gave him his first England call up but after England were stunned in the semi-finals by Samoa questions have been raised about whether he will remain in the hot seat with a review ongoing.
Abdull had his say on Wane’s future in the role: “It’s not really my decision to make, I worked with Shaun for three weeks and I really got on with him.
“He was the one who gave me my cap and I have the upmost respect for him and everything that he’s done for my career and for me and my family.
“It would be nice to see him stay but it’s not a decision I can make, whoever the coach is for this season I hope that they’re watching my games and I hope I can get back into that England set-up whoever that coach may be.”