Marland Yarde hopeful of regular England place after exhilarating debut against Argentina
Yarde scored two tries in the 51-26 victory over their hosts
Monday 17 June 2013
Marland Yarde hopes his exhilarating England debut can lift him up the pecking order for a place on the left wing.
Yarde has emerged as a potential solution to England's problem position after scoring two excellent tries in Saturday's 51-26 victory over Argentina.
Lancaster praised the ease with which Yarde fitted straight into the England set-up and the smoothness of his transition from Aviva Premiership to Test rugby.
These are early days but with Lancaster looking to use specialists on the wing, rather than converted full-backs as he did in the Six Nations, Yarde will want to be judged on his most recent performance.
Lancaster will name England's elite squad for the autumn internationals in August and Yarde has every chance of breaking into the 33-man party, along with fellow wing Christian Wade.
"There are some great players in my position and all I can do is work as hard as I can and leave it up to Stuart," Yarde said before jetting off to visit his family in St Lucia.
"All you can do is focus on yourself, work as hard as you can for the team and leave selection up to the coaches.
"It was fantastic experience. The Argentina fans were awesome and they create a real buzz and atmosphere.
"It was a bit surreal being out there at times but I just had to take into my stride and work as hard as I can for the team."
Yarde beat two defenders to score his first try down the short side and his second was reminiscent of Chris Ashton, searing onto an inside pass from Kyle Eastmond to finish under the posts.
"I was quite nervous before kick-off as it was my first game for England but as soon as the first kick happened I just took it in my stride and treated it as a normal game," Yarde said.
"I am thankful for the opportunity and I can't wait to do it again."
Paul Scholes: Emirates was the easy option for Mesut Ozil. He needs a leader - and Arsenal don't have them
Gareth Bale reveals the two things he hates about Real Madrid: 'Getting nutmegged and Spanish spiders'
Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao
Cristiano Ronaldo shows off his dance moves, including the moonwalk
Terminally-ill Club Brugge fan Lorenzo Schoonbaert delays euthanasia appointment to see his beloved football club 'win one last time'
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
Ex-head of MI6: 'We shouldn't kid ourselves that Russia is on a path to democracy'
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests