Wal­lace keen to lead from the front for years to come

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT - RIKKI- LEE ARNOLD

JAR­ROD Wal­lace says the next gen­er­a­tion of for­wards are ready to lead Queens­land to fur­ther vic­to­ries, af­ter star­ring in Wed­nes­day night’s se­ries win.

Wal­lace was one of the new faces in­tro­duced into the Ma­roons pack this year, with Dy­lan Napa, Coen Hess and Tim Glasby also all handed their de­buts over the se­ries.

The in­jec­tion of young blood proved to be a suc­cess for Queens­land, and Ti­tans en­forcer Wal­lace hopes the new com­bi­na­tions can reap re­wards for many years to come.

“I just want to keep that jer­sey for as long as I can, and get this as much as I can,” Wal­lace said. “The feel­ing is un­real. It’s out­stand­ing.

“I love play­ing with Josh ( McGuire) and did it for so long ( at Bris­bane). Then big Naps, I love play­ing be­side him. You know he’s al­ways go­ing to turn up for you.

“The whole team just keep turn­ing out for each other ... there’s no bet­ter feel­ing than win­ning a de­cider at Sun­corp.”

Coach Kevin Wal­ters praised all his new for­wards af­ter the match, par­tic­u­larly for their de­fence, with just four tack­les missed by the en­tire pack across the night.

Wal­lace was one of the stand­outs af­ter he made 97m off 11 runs, did not miss a sin­gle tackle and scored a try.

Cow­boys for­ward Coen Hess.

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