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Chambers to make Kangaroos history

When he runs out for Friday night’s World Cup quarter-final Will Chambers will enter the rugby league history books.

The Storm centre will become the first player from the Northern Territory to play a Test in his home region when he lines up for Australia against Samoa in Darwin.

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The significant milestone caps off an incredible comeback season for Chambers who was forced to spend much of 2016 frustrated by injury.

He began this season with a clear goal, to reclaim his Queensland and Australian jerseys.

Chambers let his football do the talking, with a standout season for Melbourne seeing him achieve both goals.

The 29-year-old also claimed Storm’s Best Back award for the first time in his career.

He admits the road back to the top was a difficult one but well worth the effort.

“I missed out on everything last year and I was upset with it all,” Chambers said.

“But I just had to put my mind down to it, work hard, and get myself back to playing good footy at the start of the year and I knew everything would take care of itself.

“You want to play at the top level. I came back from injury at the start of the year and really wanted to play that first Test for Australia and I was lucky enough to do that.”