Kerevi does not want to play at outside centre for Wallabies

Kerevi does not want to play at outside centre for Wallabies

By Alipate Narawa
Tuesday 18/07/2023
Photo: PlanetRugby

Eddie Jones’ Wallabies are confident they can plug the gaping hole left by Len Ikitau, but the only problem is, Samu Kerevi does not want to play there.

Kerevi first burst onto the Test scene in 2016 as a dynamic No.13 and reluctant No.12. who now does not want to shift to the outside.

Now coach Jones has been left searching for answers but Kerevi doesn't seem to believe he's the solution.

Kerevi says he will do whatever is best for the team but says they have got some depth there.

Australia have won their past four Tests when Kerevi and Quade Cooper formed a successful 10-12 axis.

Kerevi says Waratahs centre Izaia Perese and some other backs can fill that role.

Regardless of who steps up while Ikitau is out for up to eight weeks, a bullish Kerevi says the Wallabies will continue trying to play attacking, instinctive rugby, like that produced by lively winger Mark Nawaqanitawase on Saturday.


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