Superstar full-back Billy Slater is expected to make his long-awaited comeback this Thursday and he is aiming to play for Australia in the 2017 World Cup.
Slater has been the Kangaroos no.1 for nearly a decade and is looking to regain his spot for the end-of-season tournament.
The 33-year-old’s first aim will be to get back to top form for the Melbourne Storm having not played in the NRL for over a year with a shoulder injury.
Having worked tirelessly behind the scenes to battle his way back, the 25-time Kangaroos international will be hoping he can get through the next few week’s unscathed.
Queensland coach Kevin Walters has said he will be watching Slater’s progress closely and the same will surely apply to Kangaroos boss Mal Meninga.
Darius Boyd occupied the full-back spot in the 2016 Four Nations, but he has admitted he would have no qualms in making way for ‘Billy the Kid’ should he reach his former standards.
Slater has an incredible record for the Green and Golds having scored 22 times in his 25 tests, winning every international honour available.