Hasson reminisces on World Cup dream

Irish International James Hasson will forever remember 2013 as the year his life-long dream became a reality.


At just 21 years of age, Hasson made his Test debut for Ireland in his rookie NRL season.


The World Cup was Unbelievable. It was a really good experience for me, Hasson said.


I was so proud to go over there and play for Ireland. Its been a long time dream of mine to do that, and to tick it off at such a young age was really special.


The Sea Eagles were fixed to a whopping seven Monday night fixtures last season, which meant that they were forced into a gruelling schedule.


But this year's draw has the Sea Eagles set to play just two Monday night matches, and Hasson made no secret of the fact he doesn't like the early weekday slot.


"Im very excited about this draw. It just helps us get that week-to-week schedule with the Friday and Saturday night games," Hasson said.


"Its 10 times better than last years draw. Not having the Monday night games in the draw is a lot easier on the players."