NEW Giants signing Robbie Paul could be in New Zealand's Tri-Nations side to face Great Britain at the Galpharm Stadium on Saturday (6.15).
Lance Hohaia had been in line to take over the scrum half role this weekend from the unavailable Stacey Jones.
But the 22-year-old has been forced to return to New Zealand after tearing ankle ligaments in the closing seconds of Sunday's 30-22 triumph over England.
Unless Jones, who is currently training with his new club Les Catalans in Perpignan, can be persuaded to make another return to the international stage, the Kiwis will be looking for another half-back.
And that could be Paul.
The new Giants star played for the final 50 minutes of the win over England, and was involved in creating the try for Hohaia that resulted in his injury.
It crowned an excellent return to the international arena for Paul, who is now facing an anxious wait to discover if he will be given the nod for Saturday.
But the 29-year-old has made it clear he would be ready.
"The match against England was the most game-time I've had since I played the full 80 minutes in a Cup-tie at Featherstone in April," said Paul.
"So, I still feel very fresh and believe I have a lot to offer."