Big challenge for Jordan Petaia’s return

Big challenge for Jordan Petaia’s return

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Saturday 02/10/2021
[Photo: Supplied]

Jordan Petaia's off-the-ball efforts will be under the microscope when the Wallabies winger attempts to fill the void left by Marika Koroibete in his Test return against Argentina tonight.

Koroibete's leave has opened a spot on the wing for Petaia in the side's final Rugby Championship Test on the Gold Coast.

One of world rugby's most influential wingers and Australia's best player this year, Koroibete's absence may highlight exactly how important he is to Dave Rennie's improving side.

Rennie says Petaia has a great skill set, but he has to work a lot harder off the ball.

He says he's got aspirations of being a fullback, so it has been a focus for him throughout this week.

He adds Petaia has prepared well for tonight game.

The Wallabies will face Argentina at 7.05 tonight and the Springboks meet the All Blacks at 10.05 tonight.

[Source: Rugby.com.au]



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