Planet Rugby

New era excites Horwill

05th August 2013 09:48

Share:

James Horwill

New era: James Horwill

James Horwill said the Wallabies are "very excited" about starting a new era under coach Ewen McKenzie.

With the McKenzie era having now begun, the Wallabies assembled in Sydney and set their sights on regaining the Bledisloe Cup.

And Horwill told reporters that the mood is good going into their opener against the All Blacks.

"The guys coming in here are very excited about the opportunity that's ahead of us," he said.

"It's a fresh start under a new regime and it's our turn to sink our teeth into it and get on with business.

"We don't have a lot of time to prepare for that first Test so we've got to get down to work pretty much immediately.

"Speaking to a number of players, they can't wait to get into camp and get stuck into it."

Horwill, who was captain of the Reds team which McKenzie guided to Super Rugby glory in 2011, said he was looking forward to the coach transferring his know-how to the Test arena.

"He's made it pretty clear that this is what he's wanted to do and I'm thrilled to see what he's able to do with the national side," he said.

"Everything's a little bit different in a Test team compared to a Super Rugby franchise, so I'm pretty keen to see the differences that he'll bring to the team."

  • Rugby Championship Fixtures
Forthcoming Fixtures
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Rugby Championship
Saturday , August 23
New Zealand vs Australia08:35
Argentina vs South Africa20:40
Saturday , September 6
New Zealand vs Argentina08:35
Australia vs South Africa11:05
Saturday , September 13
New Zealand vs South Africa08:35
Australia vs Argentina11:05
Saturday , September 27
South Africa vs Australia16:05
Argentina vs New Zealand23:10
Saturday , October 4
South Africa vs New Zealand16:05
Argentina vs Australia23:40
More Rugby Championship fixtures
  • Rugby Championship Results
Recent Results
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Rugby Championship
Saturday , August 16
Australia 12 - 12 New ZealandAustralia vs New Zealand Report
South Africa 13 - 6 ArgentinaSouth Africa vs Argentina Report
More Rugby Championship results
  • Rugby Championship Table
Rugby Championship Table
PosTeamPPts
1South Africa14
2Australia12
3New Zealand12
4Argentina11