Nathan Brown slates England selection policy

Nathan Brown says that homegrown Englishmen should be selected for the national squad ahead of foreigners such as Ian Henderson and Rangi Chase.

Huddersfield Giants boss Nathan Brown has blasted England coach Steve McNamara for selecting Ian Henderson ahead of Luke Robinson.

The Australian coach believes that it is wrong to exclude Englishmen from the national setup in favour of assimilated foreigners.

Brown said that he feels sorry for his player to be continually overlooked by his country.

"I feel sorry for 'Robbo', especially when they put in an Aussie in front of him," said Brown. "Ian Henderson is an Australian, he's not a Pommy. If something looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it's a duck, isn't it. Hendo looks Aussie and talks Aussie so I suppose he is an Aussie.

"It's the same with Rangi Chase. He is a good bloke and a friend of mine. But he says 'bro' and has got Maori tattoos. That's because he is a Kiwi, not English. When you have good young players in England playing well, they should be selected in my opinion.

"Macca shouldn't pick a team that Nathan Brown likes because I am not coach of England. But I feel sorry for some of the English players. As I said if something looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's not a cow, is it?"

England will next take on the Exiles on June 16.

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