Jermaine McGillvary: Huddersfield Giants winger wants England spot

Jermaine McGillvary
Huddersfield Giants winger Jermaine McGillvary has scored 26 tries in Super League this year, four more than any other player

Huddersfield Giants winger Jermaine McGillvary has targeted an England call-up after winning seven honours at the club's Annual Awards Dinner.

The 27-year-old is the top Super League try-scorer in 2015 with 26, including 12 in his last six matches.

His seven club awards included the players' player, coaches' player and supporters' player of the year awards.

"I've proved myself a bit this year and I think I can go another level, so why can't I play for England?" he said.

England play France in a friendly in October before three Autumn Internationals against New Zealand in November and McGillvary believes he is playing the best rugby of his life.

"The more I've played, I've become confident in myself and picked up some form and started to believe," he told BBC Radio Leeds.

"I don't think it is too far a stretch to play for England, but it's going to be hard as there are some quality players like Ryan Hall, Joe Burgess, Tom Briscoe, Tom Lineham and Tommy Makinson."

Jermaine McGillvary
Jermaine McGillvary has scored 100 tries for Huddersfield Giants during his career

McGillvary's form has helped Huddersfield to third place in the Super 8s, and with a chance of making a Grand Final for the first time.

"I've shown patches of form in the past but have always had a couple of good games and then gone off the boil," he added.

"Now I'm consistent and I'm enjoying my rugby. As soon as last season finished I went into the gym and did weights on my own.

"I wasn't too happy with how that season ended and I made a conscious decision to be more relaxed and not dwell on matches."

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