Warrington Wolves fullback Stefan Ratchford has praised the changes made by the England setup over getting players together.
Ratchford, who is one of six Warrington players named by Shaun Wane in their initial 35-man squad, has talked up recent meetings so players knew more about each other before going into camp with them.
He said: “One thing that has been good over the last few years, certainly since Wane took over, we have had a lot of meetings with the lads.
“It’s not as foreign as it used to be, going away with England. You would play against each other all year, then meet up in November and go straight into camp, and you are expected to all get on straightaway.
“Over the last few years they have changed it, with meetings and games throughout the year. So it is not as foreign when you go into camp anymore.”
Ratchford also hoped some more of his teammates could get the nod in coming squads.
He added: “We have six players in the squad, and a few more who are hopefully there-or-thereabouts. It’s great for the club, we need to carry on with our form, and hopefully a few more will be there at the end of the year.”