11 Jan 2012

Slater confident of full recovery before start of NRL season

6:14 am on 11 January 2012

The Melbourne Storm rugby league star Billy Slater is confident he'll be ready for an NRL round one start after recovering from a smashed collarbone.

The Australian test fullback hit the training track in Melbourne this week following surgery to insert a plate and screws after suffering the injury during Australia's Four Nations clash with England in November.

He was able to complete all but full-contact training and believes he'll be ready to take on Canberra in the Storm's season opener on March the 3rd.