When you think of St George Illawarra prop Tyson Frizell, you may not picture him as being eligible or able to represent the Welsh national rugby league side. That, however, is where you would be wrong.
Frizell has played for the Welsh side in the past and in a boost for the budding rugby league nation, the Dragons forward has committed to playing for the Welsh in their end of season international matches later this year.
It was back in 2011 when Frizell made his official Welsh debut and since then, he donned the red jersey a total of six times.
There was no hiding Frizell’s excitement, with the Dragons forward keen to put on the Welsh jersey once more and represent his country.
â€œIâ€™m looking forward to coming back into the Wales camp following the NRL season and Iâ€™m determined to help Wales reach the 2017 World Cup,” said Frizell.
â€œIâ€™ve spoken to Bob and John as well as some of the Wales players and management from 2014 and theyâ€™ve told me about the fantastic team spirit that existed during last yearâ€™s camp.
It certainly looks like that Wales Rugby League are going places and I canâ€™t wait to add to my caps total.â€
The Welsh themselves are excited at Frizell’s commitment with a board member saying: â€œBoth John and I are delighted with Tysonâ€™s commitment to help Wales reach the Rugby League World Cup 2017. Tyson was very enthusiastic for the future of Welsh Rugby League and he canâ€™t wait to get going in the autumn.â€