Kerevi hopes rewards come

Date published: April 27 2016

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Reds centre Samu Kerevi admits he was delighted to hear his name mentioned by Australia head coach Michael Cheika ahead of the June Tests.

The 22-year-old, who has been in strong form in recent weeks of Super Rugby, seems likely to feature for the Wallabies against England.

And after arriving back from their two-match tour of South Africa, the Reds midfielder was flattered to hear of Cheika's positive words.

"You want to play well enough where you're doing well for the team and hopefully put your hand up for national honours," Kerevi told AAP.

"But Cheika's got a handful up for selection across the board and a lot of centres are playing well – we've still got Tevita Kuridrani who's playing exceptional rugby for the Brumbies.

"For me it's about putting my best foot forward for the team. Whatever honours come off of that, I'll take it with both hands."

Kerevi has been racking up the running metres this season for the Reds and when asked whether he is in the best form of his young career, he said: "I'd like to think so. But I'd like to think I can provide more for the team."

"I'm guilty of lapsing off during games as well. I've got to be an 80-minute performer for my team.

"We're just disappointed in ourselves, our little lapses in certain places, we end up losing the game.

"We've been playing half-games and we really need to knock that on the head and play out of our skins this weekend."

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