Lunt sticking with England


7th June 2013

Huddersfield Giants' in-form hooker Shaun Lunt will not be switching his allegiance to Scotland after revealing he does not qualify, even though his brother Rob has played for them.

The decision of Giants captain Danny Brough to represent Scotland in the World Cup after failing to break into the England squad fuelled speculation that Lunt may follow suit after being ignored for next Friday's game against the Exiles.

"It's England or nothing for me," Lunt told the Huddersfield Daily Examiner.

"Rob was born in the Isle of Man, which means he qualifies to play for any of the Celtic countries.

"But I was born in Cumbria so England is the only option for me."

Lunt was in the England Knights squad last season after touring Australia and New Zealand with the full England squad in 2010 but was overlooked for coach Steve McNamara's elite training squad.