Harry Wilson might solely snigger and begrudgingly agree when he learn Eddie Jones’ backhanded praise that accompanied affirmation of his re-signing.
The Queensland Reds flanker is aware of he hasn’t reached his ceiling, however has chosen to recommit to Australian rugby and fulfil his potential in a Wallabies jersey.
Wilson had an honest back-up plan within the type of French rugby, but it surely’s understood Rugby Australia’s improved supply was sufficient to influence him to stay at Ballymore for one more two years.
“I had a few provides on the market and have had a few up and down years in Australian rugby,” the 22-year-old mentioned.
“I needed to think about each choices however … I really like taking part in for the Queensland Reds and would like to get again into that gold jersey.”
The back-rower burst onto the scene in 2020 when Dave Rennie took over as Australia coach, however shortly misplaced floor in a crowded discipline of back-rowers.
Rennie’s alternative Jones was impressed together with his early-season kind however, after Wilson had agreed to phrases on a brand new deal, left him out of his first coaching squad that gathered final week.
Accidents meant he nonetheless received a late call-up and in a RA press launch trumpeting the deal, Jones mentioned “Harry must work tougher to fulfil his expertise”.
“I am certain he’ll make the best selection and we’re backing him 100 per cent,” the coach went on.
Wilson mentioned Jones had instructed him one thing comparable throughout the camp final week.
“I do really feel I am valued; they consider I am a great footballer and it is for me to point out them week in, week out,” he mentioned.
“It was superior; he is a full-on individual and I’ve by no means been so switched on in conferences and ensuring I used to be prepared for each query coming my manner.
“It is (the suggestions) extraordinarily clear for me and it is stuff I really feel I can do.
“The ball’s in my court docket if I need to pull my finger out … I do know he thinks I could be a lot better than what I’m now.”
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