Poore hints at England switch

  • Last Updated: December 7 2012, 0:17 GMT

Wakefield forward Justin Poore says he would consider playing for England in next year's World Cup.

Justin Poore: Would consider playing for England

The Australian-born forward only signed a two-year deal at the Wildcats in October but has already hinted at a switch in international allegiance.

The 27-year-old, whose father is from Southampton, played three State of Origin matches for NSW in 2009 and made 178 NRL appearances with St George Illawarra and the Parramatta Eels.

"I'd consider it if there was an opportunity, I'll put it like that," he said.

"It depends on how I was feeling at the time I guess, you never say never."

Poore said Wakefield coach Richard Agar convinced him to make the move north to Super League.

"He was the reason I signed because he made me feel very comfortable," said Poore.

"Richard watched some of my games last year and he was telling me things my coach there wasn't even seeing."

Poore added: "I spoke to former Bradford coach Mick Potter and he was impressed by the structure of the club here too and that was a good feeling.

"I needed something different and I'm lucky to be in a position where I don't have to worry so much about money. This is just about me enjoying my footy."

Wakefield were the league's surprise package last season, winning their final seven matches in the regular season to finish in the final play-off berth.

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