Fiji Time: 9:42 PM on Wednesday 27 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Walker ready for Origin, says Maguire

Aap
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

SYDNEY - South Sydney coach Michael Maguire urged NSW mentor Laurie Daley to consider Dylan Walker as a replacement for the injured Josh Morris for Origin II after another impressive effort from the teenager in the Rabbitohs 29-10 win over the Dragons on Monday.

Walker's quick-stepping has proven almost impossible to stop close to the line at times this year and the 19-year-old City representative continued that in the round 12 victory at ANZ Stadium when he scored the match-sealing try.

With Daley on the lookout for a new right centre for the return State of Origin fixture on June 18, Maguire said Walker could fit the bill against Queensland's lethal left side attack, despite enjoying just his second season in the NRL.

"He has definitely improved as a kid from the start of the season to where he is now, there has been enormous improvement," Maguire said.

"I know he would do a good job if he had the opportunity; it is just a matter of getting that chance.

"He is definitely going to be a future centre in that arena without a doubt the way he his playing.

"I'm sure if they game him the chance he would take it."

Souths captain John Sutton backed up his coach's call.

"I think Dyl has been one of our best this season; he has come a long way in a short amount of time and I think if he got his chance he would do very well," Sutton said.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64280.6238
JPY 51.642848.6428
GBP 0.36980.3618
EUR 0.44320.4312
NZD 0.69720.6642
AUD 0.65220.6272
USD 0.48920.4722

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th July 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Probe as student jumps off building
  2. 7s team settles well in Chile
  3. Mum rises above limits
  4. Tuisova sets rugby target
  5. Tears of joy for Daveuwa
  6. Mission Rio 2016
  7. Sugar Bills
  8. Harvest contract plea
  9. Impartiality plea for cane industry
  10. Bolalevu: Hydro station work ongoing

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sami's best try Saturday (23 Jul)
  2. Radio announcer in court Saturday (23 Jul)
  3. Tourist fined $400 for apples Tuesday (26 Jul)
  4. Fitter and faster Tuesday (26 Jul)
  5. Black money Monday (25 Jul)
  6. 7s special Thursday (21 Jul)
  7. Allegiance switch Sunday (24 Jul)
  8. Student jumps from school building Tuesday (26 Jul)
  9. Reaction from 7s players Monday (25 Jul)
  10. Alleged rape victim out of hospital Monday (25 Jul)