Josh Dugan says he was pleasantly surprised he was picked in the Kangaroos 24-man squad for the upcoming Rugby League World Cup.
With the Dragons missing out on the finals Dugan thought he wasn't sure he would be picked but was over the moon when he got the call.
“I was a bit surprised by my selection to be honest,” Dugan said.
“There were some great players throughout the finals that probably could be here.
“But Mal has shown faith in me and now I don’t want to let him down.”
Despite all the Origin drama surrounding Dugan he's ready to fight for his country and hopefully become World Champions.
“When I have been in the green and gold I don’t think I have let anyone down.
“I think that was a big reason for me to be picked.
“One of my goals is to be there at the end and raise that trophy.”