Leeds Rhinos full-back Zak Hardaker says the return of England team-mate Sam Tomkins to Super League can inspire both players.
Hardaker, the 2015 Man of Steel, told BBC's Super League Show he "loves" the rivalry the pair have for the number one jersey at international level.
Tomkins, currently recovering from injury, has rejoined Wigan Warriors following a spell in the National Rugby League with New Zealand Warriors.
Hardaker was part of the England side that beat New Zealand in a Test series in November.
You can see the full interview with Zak Hardaker on Monday's Super League Show (BBC One - 8 February) at 23:25 GMT in the north of England.
The repeat is shown nationwide on BBC Two at 13:15 GMT, and the programme can be viewed on the iPlayer for seven days.