The 22-year old is back in full training after recovering from a broken leg sustained whilst playing with the North Queensland Fury last season and he admits he had negative thoughts when he initially suffered the setback.
But fast forward a few months and the Newcastle Jets recruit has every hope of being picked for New Zealand’s second ever World Cup squad which will compete in the tournament in South Africa starting next month.
“When I first broke the leg, I thought there goes my World Cup," he told the NZ Herald.
"It's easy when you get an injury like that for the head to go down, but I knew I had to stay in shape, keep an eye on my weight, and that sort of stuff.
"I've picked up the sharpness pretty quickly and you are not going to hold back for a once in a lifetime opportunity like this. The leg has been fine and the body is holding up.
"It has been a really quick recovery considering I only broke it three or so months ago.”
The New Zealand and Australian-based All Whites are currently in camp preparing for the World Cup and will take on the NZFC All-Stars in a trial match at North Harbour Stadium tomorrow.