Wallabies call-up thrills Kerevi

Date published: July 2 2015

Reds centre Samu Kerevi won't stop putting in the hard work after being called up to the Australia squad.

The talented back was named in the Wallabies' 40-man group on Thursday ahead of the Rugby Championship.

With his powerful runs and six tries in a dismal season for the Reds, Kerevi has caught the eye throughout the 2015 campaign and will offer the Wallabies something different in midfield.

"This year, being my first full season in Super Rugby I just wanted to play consistent," Kerevi told ABC.

"That was my main goal and just for the Reds. I'm just glad to be in the position I am in now. I feel like I'm growing every day and every session.

"I guess the hard work is finally paying off but it is not the end here. There is still a long way to go and I'm just excited for next week now."

Australia head coach Michael Cheika revealed he had been impressed with Kerevi's ability to adapt and with his work-rate throughout the year.

"I've really liked his energy and what he has done and his desire to learn as well," said Cheika.

"It's obviously a different environment for him… and some players just have that ability of going up as they go through the levels and he seems like he has got that."