DANNY Walker could barely have scripted his England debut any better if he’d tried.

A start in the number nine shirt in his hometown at the stadium where he has gone from adoring fan to fans’ favourite – it really is the stuff dreams are made of.

All that was missing was a try and with the clock having just ticked over to 80 minutes, he managed just that to round off the 64-0 victory over France at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Warrington Guardian: Danny Walker after scoring his try for EnglandDanny Walker after scoring his try for England (Image: PA Wire)

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While it looked a routine effort to finish off a scything break from Jack Welsby unopposed, the reality was anything but.

“The ball was coming to me in slow-mo almost and I’m thinking “I’m going to drop this!” he said.

“Luckily I got my hands on it but then my legs started wobbling! Thankfully there was no-one around and I got under the black dot.

“I’m a Warrington lad so today meant a lot to me and my family. To make my England debut in Warrington – I’m buzzing with that.

“I had 10 or 12 here on my tickets but I can imagine I knew a fair few in the stands!

“I used to sit at the other end as a kid with my family. If the try was at that end, it may have been a little bit more special but it still meant the absolute world to me.”

Warrington Guardian: Walker in action during the clash with FranceWalker in action during the clash with France (Image: SWPix.com)

Walker was one of 13 players given their senior international debuts by head coach Shaun Wane on Saturday as he looks ahead firstly to the autumn series against Tonga and further down the line, the 2025 Rugby League World Cup in France.

The Warrington Wolves man hopes he has put himself in prime position for the hooking role but insists that is something only he can control.

Regardless, he says he has enjoyed his first experience of a senior England camp having been on many in the younger age groups.

“It was pretty intense but really enjoyable. From the start through to now, it’s been an enjoyable week with a great group of lads and a great set of coaches,” he said.

“Hopefully we can keep that core group together now and get picked for the Tonga series.

“With Waney since we’ve come in, he’s been saying that it’s how he sees us fitting in against Tonga rather than how we play against Saints, Wigan and the like.

“He somehow manages to find a way to make you go that extra step – you listen to him in video and you’re thinking it’s not possible but you find it.

“It was a really good game at the end of a good week.

“Every time I’ve been in any sort of camp, I’ve fully enjoyed it. You get treated as well as you possibly can and all rivalries go to one side.

“On camps like this, you end up making mates for life and this one has been really enjoyable.

“I look at the hookers that have been around the system for a while and there’s a lot out there.

“The only thing I can control is myself – if I can keep playing well week in, week out and showing Waney what I can do, who knows what can happen in the future.

“If I work my hardest, fingers crossed I get myself picked for the Tonga series.”

Warrington Guardian: Walker chats to France's Tiaki Chan post-matchWalker chats to France's Tiaki Chan post-match (Image: SWPix.com)