20th October 2018, 16:54
GRANT THRILLED TO JOIN WELSH INTERNATIONAL SIDE
Bulls’ Welsh international Dalton Grant has spoken of his delight after being named in the Wales squad for the upcoming European Championships and World Cup Qualifiers.
Grant also commented on his joy after coming back from injuries to gain promotion with the Bulls and is looking to carry that momentum on into the internationals.
Grant paid tribute to Bulls and Wales Head Coach, John Kear, for showing faith in bringing him to Bradford, calling it an honour to play under him.
“It’s been a good season with Bradford, we achieved our goals of promotion albeit through the playoffs, so I’m looking to carry that success on with John into the international fixtures.” Said Grant.
“Personally it’s been a great year coming back from my injuries, I’ve managed to play a full season and get my first promotion with one of the biggest Rugby League teams; it’s been a massive year.”
“I feel like I’m back to where I want to be; I struggled through the season a little bit as I had a tear in my groin that a lot of people didn’t know about, so I’ve done well to get through.”
“I feel ready to head into the internationals now. People forget I was out for nearly two years so this season has been a real positive, crossing for twenty tries in a full season and I want to keep that going.”
“My main goal is just maintaining that performance now that I’m fit. I’ve got a little operation out of the way, and John wanted me in the Welsh team so I’m here and more than happy.”
“He trusted me when I made the decision to come up from London and I trusted him. He’s spoken to me about the season and any time I get to play under him is an honour.”
With five caps under his belt, Grant spoke of the pride he feels every time he pulls on the Welsh Jersey.
Grant also pointed towards the atmosphere in the camp at the moment, as Wales look to build upon their recent showing at last year’s World Cup.
“It’s always an honour representing your country and signing that anthem. It is something I look forward to every year and I will always wear that badge with pride.” Said Grant.
“Internationals are a fun time of year, getting together and playing with boys from different clubs that you don’t get to see too often. Hopefully, we can build towards another World Cup.”
“We’ve played together for ten years some of us, basically growing up together there’s a real nice environment in the squad at the moment so everyone is buzzing, it really boosts you.”