24th July 2017, 15:09
GRACE: "No better feeling than scoring for your country"
The World Cup has been a long-term goal for Regan Grace ever since his Wales debut.
Since making his first Wales appearance in 2015, Grace has gone on to win three caps and has scored two tries in the process.
Although he has been well-known in Wales for some time, he hit the headlines when he made his Super League debut for St Helens.
In a tough battle with neighbours Wigan Warriors, he scored a try and made some outstanding runs during a stand-out performance.
The 20-year-old has since made the left wing position at Saints his own, scoring eight tries in 16 appearances so far in 2017.
"I'm pleased with how things have gone this year, especially with all the hard work I've been putting in at Saints over the last three years," Grace said.
"It was nice to finally get the nod to say that I was playing.
"[I was told to] play my game, do what I do and just go out there and enjoy it.
"I think I have been enjoying myself, but I also think I'm making an improvement and I've got to keep on doing that every week.
"I've got to keep going forward, looking forward, never be happy with where I am and keep on wanting to be better."
Regan Grace signs a shirt at Wales' RLWC2017 launch
Despite all of his focus being on his club commitments at present, Grace admits that the World Cup has been an aim of his for a while.
"Since my first involvement with Wales, I've been looking towards the World Cup, thinking that I want to make that squad," he said.
"It's been in the back of my head, but as a long-term goal. Now, it's looking like a short-term goal seems as it's only three months away.
"A lot can happen in three months so I've got to stay fit and play well.
"If I get selected, I hope I can keep up my try record, as there's no better feeling than scoring for your country and getting over that line."
Regan Grace's video interview