Personal issues, including injury, prevented him from taking part, to his disappointment. If things fall into place, though, he will putting his hand up for the Bravehearts at the end of the current campaign.
“It all depends on timing,” he told Love Rugby League.
“I had some personal reasons which meant I had to pull out of the World Cup, which I was bitterly disappointed about.
“But if all the things fall into place, then yes.”
Lovegrove’s focus for the moment remains on his club, who beat near-neighbours Hull FC at Magic Weekend in Manchester. He also hopes that his international career is not falling victim to some weird hoodoo.
“Every time I put myself in the window, something happens to me,” he explained.
“I’m not sure it’s a jinx!
“But I’m just concentrating on Rovers for now, and I’ll see where that gets me.”