Henry Speight has pledged his allegiance to Australia and wants to be a Wallaby. Photo: Graham Tidy
He arrived as the Fijian flyer with speed to burn but Henry Speight says he's ready to make the transformation to Wallabies X-factor and launch a bid for Test selection.
Four weeks out from the start of the Super Rugby season, Speight declared his intention to rocket into the Wallabies squad in his first year as an eligible player after biding his time for three years.
It's a dream the ACT Brumbies winger has had since watching tapes of the Wallabies at the 1991 World Cup when growing up in Fiji.
And after turning down an offer to train and play with his country of birth at the end of last year, Speight is confident he has what it takes to play for the Wallabies. Despite being in stellar form, he had to sit back and watch as teammates Joseph Tomane and Jesse Mogg were called into the Wallabies' squad last season.
But Speight is using the duo's rise from obscurity on to the Wallabies' radar as the inspiration for his Test ambitions.
''The huge confidence booster for me was watching Joe and Moggy and knowing my fellow back-three teammates could get there,'' Speight said.
''It has given me the confidence that if I can do the same or better than what I did last year, I can be pushing for a spot on that right wing.
''[Brumbies coach Jake White] has told me he wants to make me a Wallaby and my job is to believe in that 100 per cent.''
Speight had a breakout season last year and helped the Brumbies to within one win of a shock finals appearance.
He scored eight tries despite being hampered by a knee injury for a large chunk of the season.
The 24-year-old is easing back into training and is on target to be fit for the Brumbies' first pre-season trial in Darwin on February 1.
The speedster has been on a roller-coaster ride since arriving at the Brumbies for the 2011 season.
In his debut campaign he struggled to ignite the Brumbies' attack and had to deal with family deaths in Fiji.
White's arrival sparked Speight into action and he showed he could be a dangerous winger with an impressive ability to find the try line.
Having played for Fiji as a junior, Speight had to spend three seasons in Australia before being eligible for the Wallabies.
He draws inspiration from watching fellow Fijians Julian Savea and Joe Rokocoko forge successful careers in New Zealand.
''My first goal for this year is to be in the starting team each week and from that score more tries and try to get a championship with the Brumbies - that's the ultimate goal,'' Speight said.
''I would love to lift the title this year and if we do everything right at the Brumbies, then higher honours with the Wallabies will take care of itself.''