Greenshields To Play For France In World Cup

North Queensland - Clint GreenshieldsBy STEVE MASCORD

NORTH Queensland fullback Clint Greenshields has confirmed he plans to play for France in the World Cup – but his future beyond that is uncertain.

After returning to the NRL from Catalan this season,Greenshields has finally cemented a first grade spot at the Cowboys thanks to an injury to the iconic Matt Bowen but he remains unsigned for next year n.

Much will depend on whether ‘Mango’ Bowen retires, re-signs or goes to England.

“We’ll see how Mango is and go from there,” Greenshields, a tryscorer against former club St George Illawarra on Friday, tells RLW.

“It’s obviously a massive (influence). There are a lot of other things involved as well. It’s not just opportunity and money. It’s my family and what’s best for life after footy.

“We’re just trying to win games. We’ll get that sorted and hopefully things will fall into place after that.

“I’m pretty relaxed when it comes to that sort of stuff. It’ll all work out if it’s meant to.”

Greenshields qualified for France on residential grounds and has been playing for them since 2009. He is not in coach Richard Agar’s squad right now but will soon be added.

“I’m just enjoying what I’m doing at the moment,” he said. “We’ll see how the body feels at the end of the year. I’m going to play the World Cup with France and we’ll  see how we go.

“I’m 31, not 21 anymore. If I feel good, I’ll try and run around again.”.

“Honestly, I didn’t know how much first grade I was going to get. I planned to try and cement a spot in the 13, whether it be fullback or wing or centre or where-ever.

“At the end of the day, it’s unfortunate for Mango but I’ve just got to take the opportunity while I can.”

Filed for: RUGBY LEAGUE WEEK

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