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Charlie Gamble takes the ball to the line for the Waratahs

Missing out on a Crusaders call-up was a blessing in disguise for Waratahs flanker Charlie Gamble, who has thrived in the Australian system and now has eyes for the Wallaby jersey, once he becomes eligible in April 2023.

The Christchurch-born and raised 26-year-old has been turning heads for his physical play on both sides of the ball, proving himself as a standout talent within a loaded Warratahs loose-forward pack that includes four Wallabies.

The competition for playing time throughout Super Rugby Live Pacific will be tough for Gamble and so too will be earning a Wallabies call-up in a World Cup year, but a brief call with Australia head coach Dave Rennie confirmed that the Australia convert is well and truly on the team’s radar.

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Yeah I had a wee cellphone name with him at the give up of the Super Rugby season,” Gamble instructed ESPN. “It became just proper to have a bit of clarity; you type of listen about all this Wallabies stuff from all of your mates and outside humans, so it’s top to have that little bit of reassurance from him.

He just desires me to paintings difficult and be constant, and also you in no way know what could appear.

But for me, it’s simply in the again of my head, I love this vicinity, I love NSW, I love the Waratahs, the purpose we want to do is win a Super Rugby Pacific and I clearly consider we will do that with the squad we have in the interim.

But I can just put my hand up through acting certainly well, pushing the group, and if we get outcomes here we are going to get extra consequences with picks within the Wallabies.

When transferring to Australia, Gamble’s allegiance didn’t shift without delay, however now as he methods his 5th year in New South Wales, the hard-hitting returned-rower says he’s “truly” immersed in Australian rugby.

The first couple of years I turned into nevertheless a chunk of a supporter of lower back home,” Gamble endured. “But I owe the entirety to Australia and to this membership right here, they gave me this possibility and I’ll be for all time thankful for it.

While inside the Crusaders academy in Christchurch, Gamble determined himself mingling with Richie McCaw and Scott Robertson, absorbing the club’s well-known triumphing culture.

Now, having crossed the trench, Gamble’s joined within the Warratahs surroundings with the aid of the likes of Michael Hooper, Kurtley Beale and Nemani Nadolo; a wealth of worldwide revel in to tap into at some stage in the Super Rugby Pacific marketing campaign.

The aspiring World Cup bolter doesn’t need to look a ways to find a breakthrough Wallabies success tale, Warratahs teammate Mark Nawaqanitawase’s shape in the gold jumper noticed him score attempts in three Tests at some point of the Australians’ Northern Tour.

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“It just indicates what can manifest,” Gamble stated of Nawaqanitawase. “He had a setback on the begin of the year and wasn’t getting any selection, I don’t suppose he got picked for the primary four or 5 (Waratahs) games.

“So to peer a person like that, who knew his ability, simply paintings tough and dig away, he didn’t drop his head, he took the ones steps after which he turned into in our starting aspect, then he made Australia A after which onto the Wallabies, it become outstanding.”

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