New Brisbane Broncos signing Andre Savelio is working hard towards making his NRL debut this season and gets first chance to impress tomorrow.
Savelio joined the Broncos from Super League club Warrington at the end of last year.
The English forward will feature in Brisbane's trial match against the Central Queensland Capras this Saturday.
Savelio is hoping to catch the eye and garner a regular spot in the Broncos' match-day 17 this year.
"Super League kicked off last week and I watched two games that were televised and it made me a bit jealous," he told NRL.com.
"It’s been a long time since I’ve played and I am just looking forward to getting out there and showing what I am about. The challenge is to get into the top 17. I think getting the opportunity to play will still not be easy, but the hardest thing will be holding onto the jersey.
"I just need to get there first."
Savelio came through the ranks at St Helens, the same club that produced Dragons prop James Graham and Gold Coast back-rower Joe Greenwood.
The 22-year-old grew up as a Broncos fan and idolising Brisbane great Corey Parker, who is now part of Wayne Bennett's coaching staff.
"I always admired his toughness and the way he led by example," Savelio said.
"I'd watch his games and his work rate stood out to me. He was everywhere. He never seemed to tire which is quite a big ask for a guy who was an 80-minute loose forward from the moment he broke onto the scene right until the back end of his career.
"You can even tell by the way he talks that he was one of those players who never let you down and always turned up for the boys."