The Melbourne Storm back-rower Tohu Harris isn't one to dwell on disappointments and says there were positives to come out of his New Zealand World Cup squad axing.
Harris made way when Sonny Bill Williams made a late decision to play in last year's World Cup.
While initially disappointed, the 22-year-old says he could could have ankle surgery and prepare for a January wedding to his partner.
Harris wants to make a name for his on-field exploits rather than as the player dropped for Williams.
On the field last year he scored a try in the World Club Challenge, made his Kiwis Test debut in the Anzac Test, played in the NRL finals and was named the Storm's rookie of the year.
Melbourne begin their NRL season against Manly at Brookvale Oval on Friday night.