Australia prop, Ben Alexander, has admitted that his time at the top level in rugby union is approaching its final stages and the 29-year-old is determined to win silverware for both club and country before he one day decides to hang up his boots.
Fans who watch live rugby online know there is plenty for the ACT Brumbies front-rower to look forward to in an important two-year spell that will see him feature in Super Rugby campaigns, the Four Nations, and a World Cup in England and Wales next year.
Alexander, who has an impressive 62 Test appearances for the Wallabies under his belt has endured a tough time with the national side, who suffered a 2-1 series defeat to the British & Irish Lions along with a difficult Four Nations campaign last year.
However, there were impressive performances towards the end of 2013 with wins over Italy, Ireland, Scotland and Six Nations champions Wales.
That will give the Wallabies hope for the World Cup next year; the side are already featuring as a popular pick in Bet365’s latest rugby tips online. They should still be one of the teams in the mix for the Webb Ellis trophy if they can keep their key personnel fit for the tournament.
As for Alexander, he is hoping to be a part of that success starting with getting things right with the Brumbies before looking at international commitments to come. He told The Age: ”I’m getting old, I need to start winning some trophies.
”I was tempted to go overseas after the last World Cup to try to develop, but I’m glad I stayed. There’s a lot I want to achieve – a Super Rugby title, a World Cup, and a Bledisloe Cup.”