Ben has spent the last two seasons building on the superb start he made to his career with Wire which had been threatened by so many serious injuries and even though he is a first-choice back rower for England he feels his best is yet to come. A product of our club’s outstanding youth policy he debuted for our first team against Widnes at the age of 17 and was selected to tour Australia with the England Under-18s. He was capped by Ireland before he was 20 for the 2013 World Cup tournament and, switching back to England, he was included in Steve McNamara’s squad for the 2015 test series against New Zealand. In 2016 he was the game’s top try scoring forward and was also named in the Super League Dream Team. Then came that spate of setbacks but in between them former England coach Wayne Bennett selected him for his World Cup squad in 2017 and he played in three games including the memorable final.