DARYL Clark says he has no intention of just being on the Great Britain tour to make up the numbers.

The Warrington Wolves hooker faces tough competition for the number nine shirt though.

Josh Hodgson, defeated with Canberra Raiders in this year’s NRL Grand Final, has been the man in favour for the starting role under Wayne Bennett’s watch and looks likely to start against Tonga on Saturday.

And 2019 Steve Prescott Man of Steel Jackson Hastings, who has figured mostly in the halves for Salford Red Devils this season, can also slot into the position.

Clark has had an outstanding year in primrose and blue though, winning most of the club awards on offer, and got a chance in the Downer World Cup 9s at the weekend to give Bennett a reminder of what he is all about.

“Getting your place in the squad is one thing, but then getting your spot in the team and keeping it is another thing,” said the 26-year-old former Castleford Tigers dummy-half.

“I’ll just keep doing all the things I can do, train well, keep myself fit and if and when I’m called upon I’m ready to go.”

He has goals while he is away on the first GB tour for 15 years, with games to follow Tonga against New Zealand on the next two Saturdays and then a concluding match against Papua New Guinea.

“Obviously I want to get the chance to pull on the Great Britain shirt and get out there and play some minutes,” he said.

“It’s all good and well being part of the squad, but I want to be part of the team that plays as well.

“Hopefully I’ll make a Great Britain debut, have a decent impact on the field and hopefully we rack up a few wins.”

For Clark, it is about making the most of the opportunity – for this is only the second time he has toured with a national team.

“I’ve only been on tour once, that was 2014 for the Four Nations and that’s quite a few years ago now,” he said.

“All I’ve got is good memories from there so I’m hoping I can create some more and have a good five to six weeks.”

Clark is pleased to have another chance to work with coaching icon Bennett.

“I’ve worked with him twice previously. He’s been really good for me and hopefully I’ll get my chance to play for him again,” he said.

“He’s pretty similar to what you’re used to on the tactics side, but he’s really good at motivating and getting you up for a game.

“He’s got one of those voices that when he speaks everyone goes quiet and you listen. I think that’s a really powerful thing that he has about him.”