Hull's Tickle hungry for more after scoring in England's 18-10 win over Exiles
DANNY Tickle is hoping to build on his try-scoring form for England after crossing the whitewash in their 18-10 win over the Exiles.
Tickle scored one of England’s three tries as the International Origin clash attracted a 11,083 crowd to Langtree Park.
It was a welcome return to the international scene for Tickle, who was returning after a three-year hiatus.
And with a second match to come at the start of next month, he’s keen to help Steve McNamara’s side to another win.
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“It’s nice to get over the line, but I was fortunate to be on the end of a couple of off-loads and there are still things I can work on,” Tickle told the Mail
“It’s been a while since my last game for England, back in 2009, against Wales in the build-up to the Four Nations.
“Don’t get me wrong, that was a fast game back then. But forget about derbies and games against the top Super League teams, the Exiles game was fast and tough. It’s a real testament to the lads who have been doing it over the years.”
Up against Hull FC team-mate Willie Manu on the right side of England’s attack, honours were even between the two throughout the game.
And Tickle was happy his side were able to implement the game-plan McNamara devised for the international.
“I know what Willie can do and he is a skilful and strong back rower,” said the second rower.
“I thought the game-plan we got given from Steve worked okay.
“The Exiles weren’t going to go away because they have played a lot of international matches.
“They didn’t give us many chances, but I’m glad our lads have a smile on their faces even if there are still things Steve will want to improve.
“We’re professional and we’ve been around for a while and we know when we have things to fix.
“But it’s still quite pleasing to get the win.”
Tickle should return to league action this weekend in Hull’s trip to Warrington.
The two sides drew at the KC Stadium in the first game of the season and Tickle expects another close affair.
But with Hull being guilty of surrendering leads in recent weeks, Tickle wants his side to be more clinical against a Warrington side which doesn’t need an invite to attack.
“Warrington are in a good vein of form,” he added.
“Tony Smith has drilled a lot of good things into them to make them a good championship-winning team, so it won’t be easy.
“At the start of the year we got a point against them and we know we can beat teams like them.
“We led 30-10 against Wakefield but lost and teams like Wigan wouldn’t have given that lead up.
“We need to work on getting that defensive attitude back because we know we can always put points on sides.”