Matt Giteau’s influential role in Gordon’s Shute Shield finals campaign

By Jon Geddes INVALUABLE “work experience” alongside Wallaby great Matt Giteau proved the ideal preparation for halfback Harrison Goddard as he plays a key role in Gordon’s finals campaign and readies himself to join the NSW Waratahs next season. In what would be a once in a lifetime education for any aspiring young player, Goddard was halfback with the maestro Giteau his five-eighth for two seasons at the LA Giltinis team in Major League Rugby. Talk about on the job training from a master craftsman. Love club rugby? You’ll love the 100 Years of Rugby News coffee table book. With Father’s Day around the corner, grab your copy today! And 24-year-old Goddard said his game really benefited from the influence of Giteau, who won 103 Test caps for the Wallabies and amassed 698 points between 2002-6. His international career should have continued for a lot longer, but that is another story.      “He took me under his wing a bit and he is a very composed player
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