As a cricketer Harry Wilson was by no means scared to take a bowler on and with a Wallabies berth up for grabs he’ll take the identical strategy to his rugby when the Queensland Reds launch a brand new, home season on Friday.
The Reds will host the NSW Waratahs at Suncorp Stadium to kick off the five-team Super Rugby AU.
Wilson was among the many event’s type gamers when the standard Super Rugby season was deserted in March, the three-month break a handy one as he overcome a critical knee damage with out lacking a sport.
The rookie No.eight mixed terrific work ethic with a capability to spark offence due to quick palms and an adventurous mindset.
It was the identical intent that noticed Wilson slash a document 35-ball hundred as a schoolboy, opting to step away and stylishly dispatch bowlers over the off-side relatively than slog over mid-wicket.
With Tests in opposition to New Zealand the most-likely Wallabies motion this season Wilson, who needed to prioritise rugby forward of cricket, will not draw back from the daring strategy that is landed him inside attain of a berth.
“I’ve always been, I guess, a risky player and I’m trying to work on the risk verse reward part of the game,” the 20-year-old stated.
“But I’ve at all times tried to again myself in these tight conditions, so I do not suppose a lot will change there.
“I used to be pleased with my type, nevertheless it’s a chance to neglect the place I used to be and begin anew.”
After a troublesome street journey to start the season the Reds have been displaying indicators of life, bouncing again from a 0-17 scoreline to beat South Africa’s Bulls 41-17 of their ultimate sport earlier than the shutdown.
The mid-season exits of Izack Rodda, Isaac Lucas and Harry Hockings after a messy contract dispute hasn’t dampened Wilson’s spirits, who’s eager to check himself in opposition to Australia’s greatest.
Teams will begin from scratch, with the Western Force recalled for a 10-week common season adopted by a two-week finals collection performed on September 12 and September 19.
“We’re feeling fairly optimistic about it and there is much more on the road versing just a few mates and different gamers in Australia,” Wilson stated.
“Playing good footy right here provides you likelihood of creating these Wallabies squads and (Reds v Waratahs) is the largest sport of the yr, there isn’t any higher technique to begin.”