JASON Clark could have a secret weapon as he seems to be to make his mark at Wembley – a humble pen.
Prime of his checklist of targets will likely be an image of huge pal Sam Burgess.
The Warrington star is mates with the England famous person, who wowed on the nationwide stadium within the 2013 World Cup semi-final, after linking up at NRL facet South Sydney.
Now after listening to what it’s wish to play there and that the back-rower’s efficiency means he adorns a wall, the Australian is determined to observe in his footsteps.
And he joked that he could have one other goal in addition to beating St Helens on Saturday after exchanging messages with future team-mate Blake Austin as he watched the Wolves in final yr’s ultimate.
“Sam advised me about enjoying for England and there’s an image of him at Wembley,” mentioned Clark. “He advised me to maintain an eye fixed out for it.
“If I see it, I’ll take an image of it and possibly I’ll draw a beard on him and a few glasses!
“The Burgesses haven’t been in contact an excessive amount of but however I’ll converse to them late this week however you hear a lot about Wembley.
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“And when I speak to the English players here, they say playing at Wembley is a boy’s dream come true. I’ve been here nine or 10 months and to say I’m doing it is unbelievable.
“I watched it 12 months ago as I was going to Warrington. I sat with Adam Reynolds watching it and Blake was actually texting me as we knew we were both coming here saying, ‘Imagine if we could do this in 12 months.’”
Clark played alongside Sam as well as brothers Tom, George and Luke at NRL side South Sydney, a club he helped save.
When the Rabbitohs were out of the NRL at the turn of the century, fans took to the streets to protest in a two-mile march – and a young Clark was one.
“We marched from Redfern to Sydney Town Hall.” added the 30-year-old, who in November 2000 was on the shoulders of father Garry, who has flown over for the showpiece.
“As a kid, the team I loved was out of the NRL, so we’d do anything we could to get the back. Luckily enough that did happen.
“The streets were full as 80,000 marched. I was 11-year-old and people were climbing on bus shelters and up lampposts to see what was going on. I remember that day vividly.”