17 May 2007

Half back battle for the Wallabies

10:31 am on 17 May 2007

Matt Giteau says he's excited about battling it out with George Gregan for the Wallabies' contentious halfback role and believes similar competition in all positions is a key to a successful World Cup campaign for Australia.

Giteau was judged a great success when thrust into the position on the Wallabies' European tour last November and remains a frontrunner for the role for the upcoming Tri Nations tournament and October's World Cup.

Giteau and Gregan will get a Test each against touring Wales

Giteau still considers No 12 his best position and nominated Gregan as the form Australian halfback in this year's Super 14.