Origin round one is inching closer, but Dale Finucane has told NRL.com he's not had any phone calls yet.
Speaking to the national code's website ahead of the Storms clash with the Roosters last weekend, Finucane said he aspired to an Origin jumper, but his focus was on putting in work for his Melbourne club.
It was only a couple of weeks ago he celebrated 100 games in the purple jumper.
"To think I have played more games here than I have at the Bulldogs is quite surreal," Finucane told the website.
"It feels like home here and it is the place where I have played my best football."
There is no denying that Finucane is in the mix for the number 13 jumper for the Blues, but the Bega export said he didn't have any phone calls just yet.
"It is something that I would love to do at some stage in my career, but it's not something at the forefront of my mind," Finucane said.
"My focus is really here and playing well for the Melbourne Storm. I feel like those things will take care of themselves and if that is to be I will welcome the opportunity."
Finucane was called in as nineteenth man in 2017 and has not fallen off the radar since, but a broken thumb in 2018 hut his chances then.
However, the forward is in great form for his club and has taken on more of a leadership role in the vice-captaincy for the club.
Meanwhile, former Pambula player Euan Aitken is still in the mix for the centres, but his hopes have faded substantially with the rise of young star Zac Lomax.
Aitken said it was the presence of Lomax that had pushed his early season form to keep his run-on spot in the centres, but the Dragons relegated Aitken to the interchange at the start of the month.
Despite some stellar stat lines, Aitken was overlooked in 2018 because Latrell Mitchell had favourable stats in supporting his outside man.
It's potentially why Lomax hasn't been put in on the wing to Aitken's right side with the Dragons banking on a big future for the young star.
It's a position that coach Brad Fittler said was giving him nightmares.
"That whole right side ... you wake up in cold sweats," Fittler said to the NRL.com website "My wife cops elbows at 3am."
"We need to nail it because if you have Cameron Munster and Kalyn Ponga coming down that side ... if we don't get that right it wouldn't matter who else is in your team. That is without doubt their strength, it has been their strength for 15 years."
Most pundits are calling for Jack Bird and Blake Ferguson to cover the right edge.
The team is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.