RUGBY : Having justified his recall to the England side with a brace of tries against New Zealand, winger Peter Fox is out to prove himself against the best.
Having justified his recall to the England side with a brace of tries against New Zealand, winger Peter Fox is out to prove himself against the best.
The 25-year-old Hull KR player is set to retain the right wing spot against Australia in Saturday’s Gillette Four Nations final after helping England get past the Kiwis in their final group game.
“I thought I had a better performance on Saturday but I’ve still to get the nod and I want to prove myself against the best in the world,” he said.
Fox overcame a difficult start at the Galpharm Stadium, where he was at fault for the Kiwis’ opening try, and helped his forwards out with a series of relieving runs out of defence.
But he knows that all the England players will need to raise their game against the tournament favourites, who have a host of gifted backs in Billy Slater, Greg Inglis and international player of the year Jarryd Hayne.
Fox is expected to go up against Brett Morris, who made his debut in the opening game against the Kiwis and has scored four tries in his three appearances so far.
“Australia have some of the best outside backs in the world and it will be a big test for us,” he said.
“Morris had a really good game against France and I’m sure his confidence is going to be high.
“I think Australia will throw the ball about. Our big strength is our forwards but we’ve got some good outside backs.”