Naiyaravoro ready to take his chance

Date published: September 5 2015

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Wallabies wing Taqele Naiyaravoro is relishing the chance of making his Test debut when Australia face the USA in Chicago on Saturday.

Naiyaravoro missed out on selection to Wallabies coach Michael Cheika's 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup, but was added to the squad – along with hooker James Hanson and lock Sam Carter – for the USA clash, and will start amongst the replacements.

The 23-year-old is keen to make an impact if he gets a chance to play.

"Getting the opportunity to play at an international level, especially for Australia, it's a great opportunity for me," he told Fairfax Media ahead of the Test at Soldier Field. 

"I never thought I'd be in this position, growing up in Fiji most of my life, just watching this team on TV. To get an opportunity to play for them, it's a real blessing for me."

Naiyaravoro's Test career is set to be brief given he has signed to play for Pro12 champions Glasgow Warriors after the upcoming World Cup, but he does still have ambitions of returning to the Test arena. 

"Getting experience of rugby in Scotland will be great and hopefully when I come back to Australia I'll be more experienced and I can jump back in at a high level," he added.

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