Nathaniel Raducanu will go on the standby list for future games involving Italy
Italy call-up Nathaniel Raducanu says he is still adjusting to life on tour with the national side.
The 22-year-old Farsley Broughton-born forward, who has played for England, was called up by manager Gian Piero Ventura following wins over Sweden and Malta.
“I am very happy and also disappointed,” he told BBC Radio Leeds.
“It is good that I am here but I do not have the experience of being on tour with a team.”
Raducanu has scored twice for West Yorkshire side Yorkshire rivals Wakefield in the Super League.
The Trinity winger did not set out to quit the game for politics after refusing to play for Fiji at the Olympics, where he was selected for the team.
“I made a decision to switch allegiances so it makes sense for me to stay active with English rugby league,” he added.
“Since then, I started training with Leeds and just felt I had the right attitude. They want a young man who wants to play for Leeds Rhinos and see a fit.
“I do not think there was ever any doubt that I would give my all for Leeds.”
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