Walker says tour has created a special bond

Jack Walker

Leeds Rhinos full back Jack Walker says the experience of touring with the England Knights to Papua New Guinea has left a lasting impression on him and he believes it will make the players into a tighter group for years ahead.

Walker crossed for a try in the 32-22 loss in the second Test in Port Moresby and admitted it was disappointing that Paul Anderson’s side could not make it two wins from two on tour.

Speaking after the game, he said, “It was very disappointing to lose especially with how the second half went for us. I thought we came out very strong in the first half and went two scores up. It is always nice to get a try but obviously it was disappointing in the end that we didn’t manage to get the win.

“We came up with a few silly errors at the start of the second half, from me as well at the back, and I thought the heat played a part as well.

“It has been a great experience coming on the tour to Papua New Guinea. I have had the chance to meet some great lads who will be friends for life. It is disappointing to finish on a loss but I am already looking forward to my next involvement in the Knights,” added Walker.