Wal­lace ‘ can earn Kan­ga­roos spot’

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT - RIKKI- LEE ARNOLD PE­TER BADEL

MATT Gil­lett be­lieves for­mer Bron­cos team­mate Jar­rod Wal­lace can go from bench player to Ori­gin to the Kan­ga­roos, as the pair pre­pare to meet in Satur­day’s derby clash against the Ti­tans.

Bris­bane’s for­ward pack has la­belled Wal­lace one of their big­gest threats for this week­end’s show­down.

Wal­lace left the Bron­cos at the end of last year, af­ter three sea­sons of be­ing a reg­u­lar off the bench for Bris­bane.

Since he joined the Ti­tans he has flour­ished as one of the club’s best for­wards earn­ing his Queens­land Ori­gin de­but ear­lier this year.

But Gil­lett says even though the Gold Coast can no longer make this year’s fi­nals, he be­lieves Wal­lace still has plenty to prove, es­pe­cially with the World Cup await­ing in Oc­to­ber. “If he con­tin­ues to play the qual­ity foot­ball he’s been do­ing so far, there’s no rea­son he wouldn’t be in the mix for an Aus­tralian jer­sey,” Gil­lett said.

Sam Thai­day was also of the opin­ion that Wal­lace will be a dan­ger man.

“Play­ing here at the Bron­cos and the year that he has had so far, he will want to come out and prove a point,” Thai­day said.

Ma­roons rookie Jar­rod Wal­lace.

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