BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 13: Billy Slater poses for a photo during a Queensland Maroons State of Origin media session at the Rydges Hotel on June 13, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

On the eve of his first Origin game in two years, Melbourne Storm fullback Billy Slater is edging closer to playing on in the purple jersey next year.

After missing the first three rounds, the 33-year-old made his comeback in Round 4 against the Broncos at AAMI Park and has barely put a foot wrong since.

He has scored five tries, set up 11 more and busted through 52 tackles.

“Look, I am more a chance than not of playing next year,” Slater said.

“I’ve already had discussions with Melbourne and they have been very respectful in allowing me the time to make my decision and that has been around whether I feel I can put 100 per cent of my focus and myself into next year.

“I don’t want to jump in half-hearted and commit and be at 90 per cent. I want to be able to contribute 100 per cent.

“But I am feeling really good and enjoying my football. It’s just about getting a few more games under my belt and then I will make a decision.”

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