With his club side out of contention for any honours this year, the big front rower has made it his burning ambition to re-establish himself on the international stage.
“I haven’t played since ‘13 so the fire has been burning,” Waerea-Hargreaves said, according to Fox Sports.
“That is definitely one of my main focuses, getting back in that black jersey for the end of the year.
“I spoke to Steve [Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney] last week. We had a Sydney-based players dinner and it was really good to be back in the mix.
“There was 25 of us. It was good to catch up with the Kiwi brothers and it was just going over the back end of the year and what it is going to take to get back into that jersey.”
Waerea-Hargreaves has been troubled with injury over the last year, and has played 11 games this season for the Roosters.