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Morahan targets Wallabies spot

15th October 2013 06:34


Reds wing Luke Morahan in clear

Flyer: Luke Morahan

Western Force back Luke Morahan is enjoying his new start in Perth after leaving the Queensland Reds at the end of last season.

Morahan made 46 appearances for the Reds between 2009-2013, scoring 11 tries.

Renowned for his lightning speed and ability to play at either wing or full-back, the 23-year-old believes that moving from the comfort of the Reds to new surroundings can push him on to the next level.

Morahan has won a single cap for the Wallabies, in their disastrous 9-8 defeat against Scotland in Newcastle last year.

"I've been there (at the Reds) since I started my rugby career," Morahan told ABC Sport.

"So I needed to get out and learn from different coaches and different players ... and try to get to that next level and stay there.

"I think where I can do that is here at the Force."

Morahan scored a spectacular 75-metre try against the British and Irish Lions earlier this year in his finest career moment so far, whilst still playing in Queensland.

Now speaking from Perth, Morahan admits the confidence from producing a try like that has improved his game.

"Doing something like that against a high-quality team like the Lions, you can't help but take confidence from it," added Morahan.

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