South Sydney winger emerges as a surprise candidate for Great Britain squad

Sydney-born Campbell Graham is considering making himself available for Great Britain selection at the end of the season, according to NRL.com.

The 19-year-old winger has British parents with his father born in Glasgow, while his mother is from Coventry, making him very-much eligible for the GB Lions squad.

Graham, who has been a revelation since making his Souths debut in 2017, was called into the extended Scotland squad for the 2017 World Cup but later dropped out due to fitness concerns.

“My dad came to Australia when he was 22 and the Scotland Rugby League manager FaceTimed me and my family before the World Cup,” Graham said.

“We had a few conversations around whether I wanted to play for Scotland and I would love to represent my heritage.

“I’ve still got a lot of family in the UK and Scotland and I feel like it is a big part of who I am so if I get the opportunity again I will take it with both hands.”

Graham will face tough competition for a place in the Great Britain squad with Ryan Hall, Jermaine McGillvary and Tommy Makinson just a few of the options available on the wing.

However, the former Australian Schoolboys captain does have the advantage of playing under Lions head coach Wayne Bennett at the Rabbitohs every week.

Not only this, but Graham also trains with the Burgess brothers on a daily basis making him a strong contender for the GB tour of New Zealand and PNG at the end of 2019.

“They (the Burgess brothers) have made a few jokes about me chucking on the Great Britain jersey for the Lions tour and I’d definitely consider it.

“Wayne’s here as well so there might be a bit of pull there for me to chuck on the white and red. If those opportunities arise I will definitely be looking into that.”

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