Campbell-Gillard torn between City, Fiji
Representative Round is just a fortnight away but Panthers prop Reagan Campbell-Gillard is yet to make up his mind over who he will play for.
Campbell-Gillard has spent the past two years in different camps after representing Fiji in 2014 and City Origin last season.
The 22-year-old was rather coy over what his preference is at the moment but did confirm he has had discussions with Fijian coach Mick Potter.
"I've played for both now and it's been left to my decision as to where I prefer to play. I've spoken to [Potter] and he basically gave me the heads-up over my availability," Campbell-Gillard said.
"So I need to let him know if I'm going to play for them or not. I'm not looking ahead too much though because I'm still trying to help build what we have here at the Panthers at the moment."
The Windsor Wolves junior wasn't concerning himself with representative speculation too much, insisting his focus remained on the Panthers who take on the Sharks this Sunday.
Campbell-Gillard was already looking at improving on this week's effort despite the Panthers managing a 20-16 win over the Roosters on Monday night.
"It's going to be a very tough game. We have to match up to them and if not go better. Our win against the Roosters was a pretty scrappy game for us," Campbell-Gillard said.
"We didn't really turn up well, we conceded three tries on the last play so that's something we need to fix. The Sharks will throw everything at us so we have a job on our hands."
Coach Anthony Griffin has already said that Dean Whare (calf) and James Segeyaro (arm) won't be available to face the Sharks but Campbell-Gillard is hoping to link back up with the latter in the front row very soon.
The veteran duo's returns are sure to create selection headaches for Griffin with the likes of Waqa Blake, Te Maire Martin and Peter Wallace at hooker being in fine touch of late.
"I'm not too sure what's happening there yet but he's definitely a massive part of our team," Campbell said of first-choice hooker Segeyaro.
"He's been training with us for like the past four weeks now but can't really do anything. Credit to him though, he's done everything right to try and get his arm ready to play and hopefully he gets his chance on Sunday."