PROMISING hooker Jack Singleton described his experience with England as a “learning curve” and says he hopes to be better prepared if he ever got the chance to wear the red rose again.

The Worcester Warriors academy graduate was a surprise inclusion in Eddie Jones’ 30-man touring party to Argentina this summer.

England won the two-match series 2-0, but Singleton failed to make an appearance as he was forced to watch on from the bench.

The 21-year-old, who burst onto the scene last season with 10 Aviva Premiership appearances, admitted boss Jones gave a “tough time” during the tour.

But he insisted he was delighted to get a “taste” of international rugby as he featured in England’s non-cap against Barbarians at Twickenham in late May.

“I was not even expecting to play in the Premiership so to get an England call up was quite an honour,” said the ex-England under 20s ace.

“The game against the Barbarians was special having never played at Twickenham, so anything after the season finished was just a bonus for me.

“I was a little bit disappointed that I didn’t get a cap, but it was just special for me to be involved.”

As well as relishing the chance to work under Jones, Singleton said he was thrilled to train alongside captain Dylan Hartley. The Northampton Saints star has won 86 caps for his country and Singleton hailed him as a “role model” for English hookers.

“When I got there Eddie told me to learn as much off Dylan as I could, so I did,” Singleton said.

“I watched him in training and how he acts around the camp. He’s a really good role model.”

Singleton continued: “Eddie is quite a character and gave me a bit of a tough time, but he’s a good coach.

“The training was tough as there was a lot of pressure on your details and knowing and executing your role.

“It was a good learning curve and it was nice to get a taste of what it is like in camp, so if there is a next time hopefully I will be a bit more prepared.”

However Singleton stressed his ambitious with England remain “at the back” of his mind as he tries to fight off competition from Joe Taufete’s and Niall Annett for the number two jersey this season.

“I have been in contact with (England’s coaches) a little bit,” added Singleton who started in Warriors’ 35-8 defeat at Newcastle last Friday.

“But at the end of the day you are going to get selected on your performances for your club so I will focus as much as I can on doing as well as I can at Worcester and hopefully that might lead on to something.”