St Helens star James Roby says being picked for England at the World Cup was not his main target at the start of the season.
Roby is back in the England set-up for the first time since 2015 but he insists it was not his main focus of the year when the campaign began.
Such has been his form for Saint Helens, who missed out on the Grand Final thanks to a golden point drop goal, that he is back in the squad and looking forward to it.
“I am happy to be back involved," he said.
“I missed the mid-season game and the Four Nations last year so I have kind of had a bit of time off.
“It was never set as my goal, I just wanted to play as best as I could for St Helens.
“I am happy with the way I have been going week on week, during the high pressure games in the Super 8s.
“I am sure that has contributed to me being selected.
“There is a lot of comp for places in the squad at nine and that makes selection a little bit sweeter.
“It spurs me on top do well in the World Cup.”