Entrance-rower Wiremu Greig is set to make use of his stint filling in for the injured Reagan Campbell-Gillard to show he deserves to stay at Parramatta long-term.
In spherical eight, a hip-drop-style sort out from Brisbane’s Payne Haas left Campbell-Gillard making ready for a two-month spell on the sidelines with a groin damage and opened up a possibility for Greig to turn into an everyday starter.
The 23-year-old performed just one sport on the run to the grand remaining final yr however has turn into a mainstay of Brad Arthur’s bench this season now that center forwards Oregon Kaufusi, Ray Stone and Nathan Brown have left the membership.
Greig handed the primary take a look at of his new mission; Campbell-Gillard worded him up about beginning with depth towards Newcastle final week and the large Kiwi did simply that, ending with 134 run metres – 58 of them post-contact.
“(Campbell-Gillard) is simply tipping me up on the place I will be higher,” Greig mentioned.
“He is been doing that, which has been serving to me, the place I can use my power higher and what to do on the market.
“We’re unstoppable after we begin powering by that center as a crew and begin pushing for one another.”
Greig has the possibility to begin at the least seven extra video games whereas Campbell-Gillard is out, starting with a mouth-watering conflict towards Tino Fa’asuamaleaui and the Gold Coast ahead pack on Sunday.
Along with his contract expiring on the finish of the season, the younger Eel is aware of the subsequent two months might decide whether or not he stays on the membership long-term.
He and second-rower Bryce Cartwright are the one two common members of the Eels’ 17 who’re with out offers past this marketing campaign.
“Positively (it is a good probability),” Greig mentioned.
“I am simply bettering from week-to-week, getting higher and exhibiting Brad. He is already trusting in me greater than he has been, which is nice, constructing Brad’s belief week-to-week.
“I might be completely satisfied simply to remain right here if it comes up.”
Greig’s workload has impressed State of Origin prop Junior Paulo, whom he’s partnering within the entrance row at membership stage.
“He is definitely been doing a superb job each time he will get a possibility,” Paulo mentioned.
“Over the subsequent couple of weeks that Reg goes to be out, it is definitely going to be good follow for him and he is definitely trying ahead to the problem.”
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