Henry Speight is the most lethal broken play runner in the Super Rugby competition.
Give the Fijian flyer an inch he’ll take a metre with his powerful fend, high knee running style and lightening quick left-right step.
Like any world-class counter attacking winger, Speight has the potential to punish opposition defensive mistakes from anywhere on the field. For the last two seasons Speight has been the Australian Conference’s most prolific try-scorer, most of which are polished off with his signature swan dive.
But not only is it his attack which earns him praises, but the hard yards he puts in off the ball which make him such a valued team member. Speight is constantly hitting rucks, making tackles and trying to disrupt ball while in defence making the forwards job a little easier.
Had it not been for difficulties with eligibility, it’s difficult to imagine that Speight would not have been included in the Wallabies end of season calculations on their quest for a European Grand Slam.
It’s not a question of if, but when Speight will finally find himself in Wallaby gold for Australia.