1 Oct 2008

Wallabies hoping for something special

7:10 am on 1 October 2008

Primary playmaker Matt Giteau feels the new-look Wallabies may be on the verge of something special as they prepare for their first spring tour under new coach Robbie Deans.

The six-match campaign concludes with a game at Wembley Stadium against the famous Barbarians, a team Giteau has played for against New Zealand and South Africa, but has yet to oppose.

Giteau says there's a lot of hard games ahead of them but he thinks the attitude among the team is positive and hopefully they're on the verge of something special.

Speculation's already building about Giteau's future beyond his current contract with the Force, but he was adamant it would not prove a distraction and says he has no knowledge of reports emanating from Perth over alleged player dissatisfaction with Force coach John Mitchell.