He refuses to chat up his likelihood but Dane Haylett-Petty has accomplished his hopes of having about the Wallabies fullback jersey no hurt with a starring efficiency in Melbourne’s Tremendous Rugby get about Queensland.
With Israel Folau’s Earth Cup probably in tatters, the Rebels skipper is 1 of the primary contenders to put on the No.15 jersey in Japan afterwards this calendar year.
Brumbies fullback Tom Banking institutions has also set his hand up whilst Kurtley Beale has amazed due to the fact having about from Folau.
The 29-calendar year-outdated confirmed poise beneath tension to steer the Rebels to a tough 30-24 get at AAMI Park on Friday night time.
Haylett-Petty ran a sport higher 126m, which was 49m far more than any other participant, direct the deal with busts with 5 and also scored a test.
Melbourne mentor Dave Wessels mentioned Haylett-Petty was extremely beneficial for the Rebels.
“He’s obtained a actual existence with the staff,” Wessels mentioned.
“He does not say a great deal but the staff gravitate toward him and 1 of the good reasons we have taken care of tension scenarios greater is since Dane is there and he navigates the staff by means of it and everybody follows him.”
Requested about his ambitions of actively playing Examination fullback fairly than on the wing as he provides to his 29 Examination caps, Haylett-Petty mentioned he’d enjoy to be any place in the staff, though admitted he liked currently being at the back again.
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“I do delight in actively playing at fullback and obtaining a tiny little bit far more associated — it is difficult to continue to be out of the sport,” the 29-calendar year-outdated mentioned.
Haylett-Petty skipped a thirty day period of matches by means of a toe personal injury, only returning for the previous two game titles.
He mentioned the upside of currently being on the bench was that he felt mentally and bodily contemporary.
“It was disappointing lacking people months but the profit is that I was capable to appear back again when everybody else was a tiny little bit worn out,” he mentioned.
The Rebels have 1 personal injury issue out of the match with 5-eighth Quade Cooper struggling concussion immediately after his head strike Reds centre Samu Kerevi’s knee.
Wessels mentioned Cooper was sensation fantastic put up-match but would “go on the concussion pathway” which could set him in question for upcoming Friday’s household match in opposition to the Bulls.
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