Greenwood’s going from strength to strength

Joe Greenwood in actioin during his time with Saints
Joe Greenwood in actioin during his time with Saints

Jordan Turner's move Down Under may have backfired but former Saints team-mate Joe Greenwood seems to be going from strength to strength in the NRL.

Plying his trade just down the road from England coach Wayne Bennett, Gold Coast second-rower Greenwood says he will let his football do the talking ahead of a possible World Cup berth.

The 24-year-old joined St Helens from amateurs Saddleworth Rangers - making his debut against home-town club Oldham Roughyeds in a 2012 Challenge Cup tie, but in February this year opted to leave the Totally Wicked Stadium and pursue his career in Australian as part of a swap deal with Zeb Taia and has proved a versatile weapon for coach Neil Henry.

Part of Bennett's 31-strong elite training squad ahead of the end-of-season World Cup, Greenwood hopes further top notch performances will catch the eye of the Brisbane and England coach.

"I've been dreaming since I was a little kid to play for my country," Greenwood said.

"It'd be amazing to play in a World Cup, especially one over here."