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Former Kiwis skipper and prop Nathan Cayless is confident his arm injury will have recovered sufficiently to give him a chance to regain his spot for the rugby league test against the Kangaroos on July 25.
The Parramatta captain broke an arm against the Tigers in late April and still expects to be sidelined for about a month ? potentially giving him four games to impress new coach Daniel Anderson before the trans-Tasman showdown here at Aussie Stadium.
"If I'm back after 12 or 13 weeks I've got three or four games before the test to play some good football," Cayless said.
The 18-test veteran missed last year's tour of Great Britain and France with a knee injury and hoped to join his younger brother Jason in the test side.
"It would be good to play with J (Jason), he's playing in a really confident team and I'm happy for him."