The incredible 35-ball ton that almost saw Wallaby chase baggy green

Before Harry Wilson was touted as a future captain of the Wallabies, he dreamed of wearing a baggy green.

After watching his match-winning 35-ball century while playing for Brisbane GPS school Gregory Terrace's 1st XI in 2017, it's not a stretch to imagine the towering Wallabies back-rower as a brute with bat in hand.

Harry Wilson in action for the Wallabies against Argentina in Newcastle last week.Credit:Getty

"I absolutely love cricket but I was always a bit different to most players. I guess because of my footy background.

"I didn't want to be out there all day blocking. I was quite an attacking batsman.

"It went in stages. The coaches would always want me to tone it down and I would always be in trouble if I was caught on the boundary.

"By the time I got to year 12 I thought stuff it, I'm just going to do what I want."

The part of Wilson that wondered what might have been had he pursued a career in cricket has been erased by a whirlwind year with both the Reds and Wallabies.

Wilson's powerful running game and skilful offload ability has seen him start every Test of the Dave Rennie era – a feat he never could have envisaged while sweating out a pre-season under the eye of Brad Thorn this time last year.

"I felt the more footy I've played in Super, the more I've felt comfortable with my teammates and this step up with Test footy was a lot more physical, fast and no where near as much room for error as you have in Super," he said.

"Your game lifts because you're around better players.

"This year, it's been awesome. I've loved every moment of it and I'm pretty stoked to have a few more opportunities this year to finish it the right way. Hopefully with a bit of silverware.

"It's been a whirlwind year but I've absolutely loved it and I wouldn't trade it for anything."

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