Flanker McReight has been a standout in Queensland’s Tremendous Rugby Pacific marketing campaign to mount a powerful case for his first check begin, with the three-match England tour looming in July and the September Bledisloe Cup collection introduced on Monday.
Main into final week’s matches McReight had received extra turnovers than any participant within the Tremendous Rugby competitors.
The 23-year-old has solely performed two checks in two years, coming off the bench for a complete of 32 minutes at No 8, and wishes extra sport time earlier than subsequent yr’s Rugby World Cup in France.
Rennie agreed that McReight might do little extra to earn choice.
“His continuity sport has simply gone to a different degree, and as we all know he’s superb put up deal with though he wants to ensure he’s disciplined round that as he’s given away a couple of penalties.
“He’s labored actually laborious on his defensive sport so he’s doing all the pieces he can.”
Whereas not fully ruling it out, Rennie thought that enjoying two specialist openside flankers — as earlier Australia coaches have tried, utilizing each Hooper and David Pocock — would “restrict” the Wallabies lineout.
“Guys like Fraser are large for us, not simply within the depth, however the high quality of our Tremendous video games, our Tremendous groups and our capability to be aggressive,” he mentioned.
“You need guys who’re going to combat for a spot.
“We put loads of emphasis on incomes the appropriate to play so Fraser was glorious final yr, skilled very well, whereas Hoops (Hooper) was phenomenal.”
Rennie is ready to herald three overseas-based gamers to face England and mentioned he was possible to take action, with Japan-based Samu Kerevi, Quade Cooper, Marika Koroibete and Rory Arnold the frontrunners.
However Rennie mentioned who he chosen would rely on Tremendous Rugby type and accidents within the coming weeks.
“It’ll actually rely on what occurs over the subsequent few weeks, so if we get a few accidents in a single spot that’s going to turn out to be essential for us and that could be the path that we transfer in,” he mentioned.
Rennie felt three Tremendous round-robin video games, plus finals, could be sufficient for O’Connor to regain his contact.
“He’ll get a bit of little bit of footy and he was enjoying very well main into that … what we all know is he’s attempting to take advantage of the day trip now to make sure that medically when he’s able to go he’ll hit the bottom operating,” Rennie mentioned.
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