Godwin on the cusp of stardom

Date published: January 9 2015

Uncapped by Australia despite touring with the Wallabies in Europe last November, Kyle Godwin is looking ahead to a big year in 2015.

The 22-year-old stood out for the Force during last year’s Super Rugby competition with his consistently strong performances in midfield.

The experience of being in the Wallabies environment seems set to drive Godwin on this year with the World Cup on the horizon, as he hopes to avoid adding to his list of injuries.

A shoulder reconstruction ruled him out of the European tour in 2013, while Godwin also missed last year’s Test series against France with a cruciate ligament injury.

“The (Wallabies) call-up was very surprising. I felt a bit underdone to be honest but if the opportunity is there you are going to take it,” Godwin told The West Australian.

“It was an unbelievable experience. I was disappointed that I didn’t get on the field but I took a lot out of it.

“There is a hunger for more but at the moment it’s all about training with the Force and our season ahead.

“Since coming out of school I’ve had a few disappointing injuries that have put me back a bit. But hopefully I can get through this season injury-free.”