Curtis Langdon is targeting a return to the England set-up.

The 26-year-old Northampton Saints Weston-born Hooker made his debut for England in 2021 against USA on July 4.

Langdon then made his second, and so far, last appearance six days later against Canada, with both internationals played at Twickenham.

Langdon recalled the night before USA video messages were played to players making their first appearance from their loved ones.

“It was special,” he added.

“The night before the game, one of the more senior players in the team had reached out to family and got some video messages for the players that were making their debut.

“So, I had a message from my mum and dad, which was nice, just the night before the game. Obviously seeing the other players’ families say some nice words about them night before the game as well was pretty special.”

Playing at the home of English Rugby came full circle for Langdon.

Whist at the Hornets, where he joined at the age of six, he competed and won the 2007 Junior and Mini Final.

“It's a very different feeling, when I was younger it was very cool, because I loved rugby,” Langdon added.

“This is where some of the players I looked up to were playing and I wanted to just go on the pitch and play half of the pitch when I was a lot younger, which is obviously a really cool experience.

“Playing for England at Twickenham, with all my family watching, was a much bigger occasion and something that I've worked really hard for, and it was awesome.”

And Langdon said playing for England was a “dream come true.”

He added: “As long as I can remember all I've wanted to do is be a professional rugby player and play for England.

“All the help I've had along the way from my parents and the support I've had from the rest of my family as well to have them all there and watch me play for England at Twickenham was a very good feeling.”

But Langdon said he will do everything in his power to get called up to the international stage again.

“So, it was intense, but I loved it, obviously the coaches were brilliant,” he said.

“You get looked after very well in that environment. So, that was good, and I think playing for England is something that I've obviously really enjoying and something that I want to do more of.

“I'm going to do everything I can to get an opportunity to play for England again.”