Speight raring to go after Sevens injury

Date published: September 27 2016

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 09:  Henry Speight passes during the Australian Wallabies captain's run at Ballymore Stadium on September 9, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Despite Wallaby wing Henry Speight being injured under Sevens duty he says he is still grateful for the opportunity.

Speight suffered a strain to his medial ligament and was forced out of the Rio Olympics as well as Australia’s previous Rugby Championship games.

“I can say that I really took a lot out of that and can’t thank the Australian Sevens program enough,” Speight the Australian Press Association.

“Coming back, the body’s in good nick, the transition hasn’t been too hard, which is pretty good. I’m happy to be back in the fold, in the Wallabies camp and hopefully I can get a run with my roomie.”

Fellow wing Sefa Naivalu will battle with Speight for a position in the matchday 23 to play South Africa on Saturday and said he would relish an opportunity to represent the Australia.

“I guess there’s a lot of reason to it. Playing for Australia was part of my dream,” Naivalu said.

“If I get that opportunity, I’ll take it. I won’t hesitate or question it or never regret anything. I’ll give everything I can give for Australia.”

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