Rising star Reesjan Pasitoa eyes Wallabi No 10 jersey
2023-01-21

The 21-year-old played fantastic rugby for the Perth side last season in the Super Rugby Pacific after returning from a stint with the Brumbies that did not work.

Unfortunately for Pasitoa, a knee injury hampered any chances of receiving higher honours with the Wallabies, but his confidence remains.

I want to be the Wallaby 10, I want to be the best 10 in the world, Ive always said that, Pasitoa told RugbyPass.

In terms of winning, I want to win a Bledisloe and I want to win a World Cup. Thats my goals.

Ive said that since I was a little kid that I want to be the best 10 in the world. If I can get that Wallaby 10 jersey, thats what Im coming after.

For now, just focus on my knee and make sure I can get back on the field healthy and fit and then like I said, just do the best I can and put my best foot forward.

Pasiota used to play for Perth Bayswater Rugby Union Club, and he wants to inspire the next generation to want to represent their region and country in rugby.

I remember going to games growing up as a young boy here and going to Force games and selling tickets at the front gates. Now I get to play for them which is pretty cool, he added

Ill never forget this time at my club, we had our awards night and they asked us who wants to be an All Black when you grow up? Id argue almost everyone put their hands up.

I think back now and why I came back is so that maybe if that question is asked again, people put their hands up for if you want to play for the Wallabies and if you want to play for the Western Force.

I think thatd be pretty cool for young boys and girls to want to play for Australia and play for their Australian clubs.

I guess thats another reason why I came to try and change that mindset of things and hopefully we can be part of that change.

The fly-half admits at one point, he wanted to play for All Blacks, but despite being a big fan of Daniel Carter, is committed to representing the Wallabies.

Yeah (I wanted to play for the All Blacks). My favourite player and my idol was Daniel Carter, always has been.

I grew up going for the Blues. Some of my family is in Auckland, my dad grew up in Auckland, so its always been for the Blues, always been for the All Blacks.

Even in League I go for the Warriors still but I guess now Im just really pushing for that gold jersey.

If I could change that for young boys and girls who are growing up here in Australia, to want to play for Australia, then thatd be cool. Thats the goal.

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