Speight for Wallabies?

 Jan 21,2013
Written by: Editor

It promises to be a huge year for wing Henry Speight as he looks to progress into the Wallaby set-up after becoming eligible for Australian Test selection.

The Brumbies finisher, who was in superb form during last season's Super Rugby tournament, is set to offer Robbie Deans another wing option.

And Speight is eager to make the step up, with Australia readying themselves for a big year of Rugby Championship, a British and Irish Lions tour and end-of-year internationals to boot.

"The huge confidence booster for me was watching Joe and Moggy and knowing my fellow back-three teammates could get there," the Fijian born player revealed to the Canberra Times.

"It has given me the confidence that if I can do the same or better than what I did last year, I can be pushing for a spot on that right wing.

"[Brumbies coach Jake White] has told me he wants to make me a Wallaby and my job is to believe in that 100 per cent."

What has also given the 24-year-old confidence is knowing that fellow Fijian Joe Rokocoko made the step up internationally across the Tasman.

"My first goal for this year is to be in the starting team each week and from that score more tries and try to get a championship with the Brumbies - that's the ultimate goal," he added.

"I would love to lift the title this year and if we do everything right at the Brumbies, then higher honours with the Wallabies will take care of itself."



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