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Wallabies dream alive

Canberra Times
Saturday, January 25, 2014

BRUMBIES wing Henry Speight is confident of continuing from where he left off last year to keep his dreams of playing for the Australian Wallabies alive.

He has shown his intentions of once again being among the top try-scorers in the Super Rugby competition and that begins when the Brumbies start their 2014 campaign against the Reds on February 22 in Canberra.

Canberra Times reported the 24-year-old turned down an offer to train and play with his country of birth at the end of last year as he is confident that he has the ability to play for the Wallabies.

He said he drew inspiration from his team-mates Joseph Tomane and Jesse Mogg who made their Wallabies debut last year.

"The huge confidence booster for me was watching Joe and Moggy and knowing my fellow back-three team-mates could get there," Speight told 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."

Speight had to spend three seasons in Australia to become eligible for the Wallabies because he played for Fiji as a junior.

"(Former 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."

He was one of the key players that helped the Brumbies reach the final last year and he is confident of improving his performance this season.

"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.

"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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