Walker Ready to Tackle New Year
Rabbitohs centre Dylan Walker has no doubt that his recent Test call-up for Australia will serve to improve his game for the Rabbitohs.
After making his first grade debut in what amounted to a rookie of the year season in 2013, Walker went on with the job in 2014 by not only winning a Premiership, but by being called into Tim Sheen’s Four Nations Kangaroos side.
Having returned to training for the Rabbitohs this week for the first time since his foray onto the international scene, the Souths Junior is confident that rubbing shoulders with Test stars from other clubs has only added to his experience.
“It was an awesome experience,” reflected Walker.
“Meeting such different players from different teams and (seeing) how they operate – it was a very good experience for myself and especially for AJ (Alex Johnston) as well, a big eye opener for us.”
With a combination of size, strength and speed, Walker enjoyed a memorable 2014 season by wreaking havoc on opposition defences, the centre most notably picking up four tries against the Gold Coast Titans in round nine against the Gold Coast Titans at Robina Stadium.
Walker was in scintillating form from the get-go in that match, with elusive running resulting in the first try of the game before proceeding to trouble the Titans for the remaining 80 in his four-try effort.
Walker ran for 2872 metres from 279 carries during 2014, breaking the line on 14 occasions, scoring 12 tries and breaking a massive 83 tackles before turning out for four Test appearances for the Aussies.