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Hewat ready to take on old Qld mates

By Adrian Warren 01/05/2005 06:24:09 PM Comments (0)

Queensland product and NSW Super 12 rugby surprise packet Peter Hewat can't wait to get stuck into the Reds on Friday, but the Waratahs winger doesn't feel he has anything thing to prove to the organisation which passed him over.

One of the Super 12 rookies of the season, 27-year-old late blooming Waratah Hewat passed 100 points for the year in NSW'S 41-20 demolition of the Highlanders in Dunedin on Saturday.

He also remained among the tournament's top try scorers as he notched yet another of his trademark intercepts to score a team leading eighth five-pointer of the 2005 campaign.

Now firmly ensconced in the NSW camp, Hewat will be locking horns with a number of former team mates from his age group days.

Although he was born in Inverell in country NSW, Hewat came through the Queensland junior system and lived in the Sunshine State for eight years from his mid-teens.

Aged 15, he was sent to school in Brisbane where he attended Nudgee College and was a team mate of current Reds star and Wallaby back Elton Flatley.

He played alongside Flatley and other current Reds and Wallaby representatives Nathan Sharpe, Sean Hardman, John Roe in the Queensland under 19 and 21 teams.

The Australian under 21 and Sevens representative returned to NSW a couple of years ago after being unable to break into the senior Queensland side, but said he had nothing to prove in Friday's clash with the Reds in Sydney.

"Definitely not. I'll just go out there and play my own game and not really worry about what they (Queensland) did or didn't do in the past," Hewat said.

"I've moved on from those sort of things. I'm just looking forward to getting out there and hopefully getting another win with the Waratahs."

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