Matthew Tait, the full back for the Aviva premiership Rugby Football Union club the Leicester Tigers says that he has not given up hope of earning a recall to the England Rugby Team.
The 27 year old has earned 38 international caps for the national team but the last of those caps came almost three years back in 2010, and the player himself has been plagued with injuries in the subsequent time, which has more than hampered his chances of getting back to the national team squad.
Tait added that he has been maintaining regular contact with Stuart Lancaster, the head coach of the England Rugby Team since he made his latest comeback for the record Premiership champions, playing 13 successive games for The Tigers since November. And the full back mentioned that he would love to don the colors of England again but he admitted that a player is given the chance to turn out for the national team only when he is proving himself week in and week out for his club.
Speaking to Radio BBC Leicester, Tait mentioned that he has been in contact with Lancaster but he also mentioned that getting a recall to the national team set up is not something he is thinking about too much.
He added that he has always maintained that if he is playing well for his club, the rest of the things will take care of themselves and if he is needed for the England Rugby Team, he will be given a call.
Before his recent return to the ball park, Tait endured 13 injury plagued months for The Tigers during which time, he played only three games since moving to Welford Road from his last club the Sale Sharks, suffering from a severe groin problem that just wouldn’t go away.