He said: “The injury is progressing. I will build progressively in training day by day, and I’m doing a lot of work with the physio.
“Its one of those injuries where it takes a couple of days to heal, and we still have time before the match so I’m reasonably confident of playing in the game.
“The hamstring in general is one of those things you can’t rush back. If I’m not 100% fit I will not be going out there just to come off after five minutes.
“I’ll be smart with it. I’m desperate to play, but at the same time if it’s not right then I’ll have to pull out.”
He said: “Its something I’m very excited about. When Daniel rang me and asked me a couple of months back if I was willing to do it, it didn’t take a lot of thought.
“I loved being part of this camp last year, and the fact we got the win made it more special so hopefully we’ll get something this year.”