Leicester Tigers winger Adam Thompstone insists England not on his radar
Leicester Tigers' leading try-scorer Adam Thompstone says he has not even thought about an England call-up.
But the 25-year-old cannot be far away from Stuart Lancaster's thoughts after making a massive impact at Welford Road since his summer move from London Irish.
The 16st winger added his eighth try of the campaign against Harlequins at the Stoop last Saturday in only his 13th start.
That is a record that any winger in the Aviva Premiership would be proud of. In fact, his six league tries put him second in the charts behind Wasps fliers Tom Varndell and Christian Wade.
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If Thompstone can maintain that sort of scoring record, national recognition cannot be far behind.
But, for the meantime, the bulky pace-man says that just getting into the Tigers side is a big enough challenge.
"It has been a good start to my time at the club and I have had a good run of games, which is what I wanted," he said.
"There is so much competition here and there are so many good wingers that it is really hard to keep the shirt when you get it.
"It's about trying to improve all the time and do my best when I am out there. There have been some injuries as well, which has given me a longer run.
"I don't even think about England. Getting the No.11 jersey for Leicester is hard enough and that is all I am concentrating on. Being surrounded by great players has made my job a lot easier, and being behind a pack that is dominant most of the time makes a winger's job much easier.
"And playing alongside people like Mat Tait is great.
"He is awesome to learn from and has done so much in his career.
"With guys like Manu Tuilagi and Toby Flood too, it's great to be a part of that back-line.
"Saracens is a massive game for us this weekend and it's even more important after losing at Quins last week.
"We gave too many penalties away last week and we can't do that again, because Charlie Hodgson will punish us."
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