MARIKA Koroibete is hoping to end his injury-ridden season on a high note at the Rugby League World Cup which starts at the end of next month.
The 21-year-old Wests Tigers winger did not enjoy a good season in the National Rugby League competition playing only nine games for Tigers this season.
He suffered a number of injuries, including a fractured eye-socket and a dislocated elbow this season.
"Pretty bad year for me with all those injuries that I went through but I am used to it now," Koroibete said.
"I have recovered well and looking forward to the world cup. I'm ready for the world cup."
Koroibete made his intentions clear last year about playing for the Vodafone Fiji Bati side.
In an earlier interview with Times Sport, he said: "I'm ready to play for Fiji but it all depends on them (FNRL). If they need me, I'm available for the Fiji Bati but at the moment I'm focusing on improving my skills to become a better player."
The Naraiyawa, Namosi lad made a blockbusting start for the Tigers in the NRL competition including a four-try feat against Parramatta Eels in August last year.
He went on to score 12 tries in the 15 matches for the Tigers.
Koroibete said the experience in the NRL competition had made him a better player.
"I have grown in confidence and have learnt a lot, especially playing with Lote (Tuqiri). He has been my idol and I always look up to him," the former Nasinu Secondary School student said.
"It was a privilege training and playing with him. He has been a role model for me."
Looking ahead to the world cup, Koroibete said Fiji had a good mix of players.
"We have some good players in the team and we have a big chance in the world cup this year," he said.
"We have Australia, England and Ireland in our pool which will be big challenge but we have a good team."