Channing had previously been called up to a training camp with the Wales squad and is now thrilled to have gone on and secured national honours.
"It was an awesome experience. It didn't quite settle in until they played the national anthems."
While the France line up was littered with Super League stars such as Catalans Dragons' Thomas Bosc, there were a number of young players making their first international appearance for the Welsh side but Channing is adamant that you wouldn't have been able to tell.
"They are a big physical side and we didn't have our full complement of players but I don't think you'd be able to tell watching the game.
"We weren't there to make up the numbers, it doesn't matter what age you are and no one was getting overrun. It was a great effort from the lads."
Channing has also been a part of the London Broncos 9s squad which has made its way to the Finals Night of the competition at Headingley and Channing admits that the form of the game suits his style of play.
"I look forward to the 9s every week. It's good to have that bit more space; you get more one on ones which makes it exciting.
"It's so fast paced and there are some strange rules like the Power Play but that just adds to the excitement."
After winning all three games in the third round of fixtures the Broncos slumped to two defeats in the final heat and Channing admits that while it was disappointing to sign off with two loses he cannot wait to play in the Finals.
"It was disappointing to lose two but I'm glad we've made it to the final and I'll be raring to go."