30th October 2017, 10:01
Bennion aiming to impress after joining up with Wales' squad in Townsville
Gavin Bennion is hoping to impress in training and earn his first Wales cap in the upcoming Rugby League World Cup 2017 group matches.
Bennion linked up with the Wales squad yesterday as he was unavailable for the opener with Papua New Guinea.
"I found out late [about my selection] and was chuffed to bits and proud to be picked for the World Cup squad," Bennion said.
"Playing from a young age, that's the sort of thing you aspire to do. Playing in these big competitions against the best in the world."
Now that Bennion has joined his teammates in Townsville, he is aiming to show what he can do.
He said: "I'm loving it here.
"The lads have already made me feel really welcome, so I'm really enjoying it and loving the heat.
"We did a session today so it's a tough one to come in to, but I'm enjoying it.
"Training is the best way to integrate into the team.
"It'd be such a good experience to get named in the squad for the Fiji game.
"All I can do is train hard this week and hope for the best."
Wales take on Fiji in Townsville on Sunday (November 5) at 6.30pm AEST.
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