Woods to get one up on NSW Origin rival

Laine Clark

Competition for NSW State of Origin selection does not bother Aaron Woods.

But the Canterbury prop is still keen to take Blues rival Reagan Campbell-Gillard out of the Origin equation in Friday night's NRL clash with Penrith.

Campbell-Gillard's form for the Panthers this year has ensured Woods is not taking his spot in the Blues' pack for granted - not that it bothers him.

"Not really - if you start worrying about other things, that's when you start playing bad footy and start overplaying your hand too much," Woods told Sky Sports Radio.

"I just want to do a job for Deano (Bulldogs coach Dean Pay). If you do that, other people start looking at you."

Still, Woods reckons he would love to get "one up" on Campbell-Gillard with NSW coach Brad Fittler no doubt watching.

And Woods will look to other NSW aspirants - Canterbury teammates David Klemmer and Josh Jackson - to help him lower Campbell-Gillard's colours.

"Yeah, definitely - every time you play against a good front-rower, you want to (rise to challenge)," Woods said.

"Klem and I are always talking about getting on top of them (rival front-rowers) and restricting the way they play.

"He (Campbell-Gillard) has been really good carrying the ball, does a lot with kick returns and his line speed in defence is really something.

"If you throw a couple of questions at him and don't go one out on him, he might hesitate and get on the back foot.

"We want to work together and take them on."

The third-last Bulldogs (2-5 record) are looking to bounce back from their poor 6-0 last-round defeat to the Sydney Roosters.

It was the fewest points the Bulldogs had conceded in a loss since the 1986 grand final.

Canterbury have won their past four matches the week after being held scoreless.

"Deano was just disappointed with the missed opportunities," Woods said of last round's loss.

"We got up the field pretty good - no problem with yardage.

"It felt if we didn't score, we got a bit edgy. We weren't calm or composed and tried to score off every play."