WARRINGTON Wolves co-captain Chris Hill accepts the onus is on him and his fellow pack men if Great Britain are to get their first tour for 13 years off to a winning start against a Tonga Invitational XIII tomorrow.

Hill, an experienced international campaigner with 29 England caps, says he will do his job with pride wearing a Great Britain shirt for the first time in Hamilton, New Zealand, kick-off 8am UK time.

“We’ve been building up to this all week,” said the 31-year-old, who steered The Wire to Challenge Cup Final glory in August.

“It’s buzzing to have Great Britain back and to be a part of it as well. It makes me proud.

“There’s a massive buzz around the squad and unfortunately only 17 can take the field tomorrow. I’m fortunate to be doing that and I can’t wait.

“I think it’s more important this week than any other week really that the forwards win the battle.

“If we do that we’re more than halfway there.

“They’re a quality outfit, they’re a big set, and you have to stick with them. We’ll be looking to do that tomorrow and go one better as well.”

“If it’s anything like it was for the World Cup semi-final two years ago it will be something special.

“I’m looking forward to a quality atmosphere.”

The last time Great Britain played a match was in 2007, the final game being the third in a series against New Zealand on home soil and Hill says he dreamt of becoming a Lion when he was a young boy.

“I was there watching the last Test against the Kiwis at Huddersfield and it’s something you want to do yourself, something you want to achieve it in your career,” he said.

“When I get to put the shirt on tomorrow it will be something special.

“Obviously I’ve not had the chance to do it because the Great Britain team’s not been together since I’ve started played internationally, so if it hadn’t come around then so be it.

“But now the chance is here I’m looking to grab it with both hands and pull the Great Britain shirt on.

“When I get home and hang it up on my wall it’ll be something I’ll have forever.”

The match will be broadcast live on BBC2.