Giteau a mag­net for Mag­nay

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

GIN­GER giant Camp­bell Mag­nay has re­vealed that play­ing be­side Wal­laby great Matt Giteau is the tie- breaker in his sur­prise de­ci­sion to head to Ja­pan.

How valu­able cen­tre Mag­nay is to the youth makeover at the Reds was clearly demon­strated with his strong 67- minute ef­fort in last Fri­day night’s 16- 15 up­set of the Brumbies.

Runs through the mid­field traf­fic were trade­mark surges while a push- and- shove with Brumbies fly­half Wharenui Haw­era was typ­i­cal of his abra­sive style.

It only high­lights the puz­zle­ment still be­ing felt since Mag­nay, just 20, de­cided on de­part­ing for Ja­panese cham­pi­ons Sun­tory.

“I just want to play rugby and the chance to play in the cen­tres with Matt Giteau was too good not to take,” Mag­nay said. “It’s great to ex­pe­ri­ence that win with the Reds and I def­i­nitely want to be back with the team next year.”

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