Guildford on road to redemption

Date published: January 17 2016

Waratahs winger Zac Guildford is coming into the 2016 season with plenty of motivation as he looked to turn his career around.

Guildford hasn't been capped by the All Blacks since 2012 and has battled with off-field issues in recent years.

Still only 26, the talented winger has been signed up by the Waratahs and hopes to make an impact for the 2014 champions, although he isn't getting ahead of himself.

"I would be lying if I said no. I definitely feel like I have a point to prove," Guildford told Stuff.

"I'm going to take baby steps. I just want to get the basics right first and other stuff will come from there, but that would be the ultimate goal, wouldn't it?

"The ultimate redemption story by getting back into the All Blacks."

Guildford openly admits that he didn't enjoy his stint in the Top 14 with Clermont Auvergne and that he can't wait to get another chance at Super Rugby, especially getting the chance to play against the New Zealand sides.

"When I went to France I didn't enjoy the rugby there too much and it was always a goal of mine to play Super Rugby again and to have that opportunity here was awesome and something I really enjoy at the moment," he added.

"I'm really looking forward to playing the Kiwi teams in particular."