Harlequins full-back Mike Brown has been”desperate” to return to the England set-up after being dropped for November’s fall internationals.

Even the 33-year-old has won 72 caps but was chased by England coach Eddie Jones to their four fixtures.

“This is actually the drive that keeps me why I work so hard – and winning matters for Quins,” explained Brown.

“I feel great and sharp on the area. I am playing well, I think, therefore need to continue working on my own match “

Wasps’ Elliot Daly started all four matches in Twickenham as England beat South Africa, Japan and Australia but lost holders New Zealand.

“I have now already been for a lot of years and that I actually don’t think that will ever change. It never dips or gets small.

“But there’s nothing to do with me that is as much as Eddie and Gussy [Harlequins mind of rugby Paul Gustard] in Quins.”

Brown, who made his England debut against the Springboks at 2007, could have motivation to go back to the England team together.

England have been drawn in precisely the identical pool as Argentina France, USA and Tonga, that they face on Sunday.

“Everyone who is always at the England set-up since Eddie took over has been desperate to participate in their worldcup. “it will not change,” explained Brown.

“As a person you remind yourself of the goal of the worldcup. It is you work really difficult, spending hours finding your way through matches and working in your game and at the back part of mind.

“You are constantly reminded of it when you are in camps together with England.

“that I am just desperate to participate in it. I want to participate in it and that is why I am working really hard”


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