Tuimavave, 28, is two games into his return and featured in Rovers’ 28-18 win against Bradford at the weekend.
He represented New Zealand at the 2008 World Cup and while a place in the Kiwis’ side isn’t entirely out of the question this time around, Tuimavave is more optimistic about his chances of making the Samoa squad.
He said: “Firstly, I want to get through the rest of the season with Rovers.
“However, they have a very strong squad so I might miss out. I’ll just have to wait and see what happens later in the year. First and foremost I want to finish the season well with Rovers and get them to the play-offs.”