I'm in form of my life - Cudjoe
Huddersfield Giants centre Leroy Cudjoe believes an established presence in the England camp has helped him find the best form of his career.
Cudjoe goes into tonight's Super League game against Widnes Vikings - his 50th consecutive appearance for his hometown club - on the back of a man-of-the-match performance in the Giants' Challenge Cup win over Leeds Rhinos.
If he is battling it out with Leeds' Kallum Watkins for a centre spot in England's World Cup campaign, Cudjoe certainly did his chances no harm with his two-try display, although the pair of them are likely to be team-mates for the clash with the Exiles next month.
"I think Kallum is a great player as well as a good bloke and the more players we have for England spots, the better it is for the team," Cudjoe said.
"But I can't focus on what he's doing. I'm reasonably happy with my form at the moment. I'd say I've just been more consistent, rather than having a good game, followed by a bad game.
"I'm also a bit more experienced from being with the England team and I've matured over the last few years. Being in the elite training squad camps has made me more confident."
Huddersfield can close the gap on leaders Wigan Warriors to a single point if they complete the double over the Vikings but have lost on their last three visits to the Halton Stadium, including a 26-22 reverse in their first match on the artificial pitch last year.
The Giants have trained indoors on an artificial surface this week to help prepare them for tonight's game and Cudjoe insists it should hold no fears for his side.
"It's quick so it should suit us," he said. "You can pick up grazes but we can't use that as an excuse."
Third-placed Warrington Wolves will keep a close eye on Gareth Ellis when improving Hull FC visit the Halliwell Jones Stadium tonight.
Hull's new skipper had to wait three months to make his debut but has led the Black and Whites to consecutive victories since making his comeback from a foot injury.
Hull are also boosted by the return from injury of former Salford City Reds stand-off Daniel Holdsworth, who has featured on the losing side just twice in his seven appearances so far.
Warrington stand-off Lee Briers said: "Ellis and Holdsworth were brought in to take them to the next level.
"Unfortunately they've been injured and Hull struggled a bit but they are now finding their form and the likes of Gareth Ellis coming back is going to give them a massive boost.
"It's going to be a tough challenge but we're also improving a lot so it makes for a good game."
Bradford Bulls will be seeking to end a three-match losing run when they take on bottom club Salford at Barton in tonight's other game.