The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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With negotiations nearing a conclusion for the Christchurch-born back rower, who has never spent more than two seasons at a club during his eight-year first grade career in Australia and England, Kidwell is looking for a bit of security.
"I'm happy at the Storm. It's a great club and I hope to have something sorted out next week," he said.
However, Kidwell said he was not afraid of joining another club should negotiations not reach a satisfactory conclusion.
"Some people may think going from club to club is a negative thing but I see it the opposite way.
"I've played with some great players and picked things up from every team."
The 27-year-old's form for Melbourne saw him recalled to the Kiwis for April's Anzac test ? ending a four-year stint in the international wilderness.
He was the Kiwis' man-of-the-match in Newcastle, scoring a try in New Zealand's 10-37 loss, and is now eyeing the end-of-season Tri-Nations tour of Great Britain.