Ben spent 2019 building on the superb start he made to his career which had been threatened by so many serious injuries and he is once again a first team fixture and back to his best. A product of our 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 and but in between them England coach Wayne Bennett selected him for his World Cup squad in 2017 and he played in three games including the final.