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Charles on verge of a dream start

Nathan Charles charges down field for the Force in Super Rugby.

Nathan Charles charges down field for the Force in Super Rugby.

Inspirational Wallabies hooker Nathan Charles says a run-on Test debut against the All Blacks would have only featured in his “wildest dreams” just nine months ago.

As if taking 28 tablets a day to manage his cystic fibrosis wasn’t enough, Charles had to fight just to start this year’s Super Rugby season after undergoing a knee reconstruction for a busted ACL last year.

But a stellar season at the Western Force, combined with knee injuries to Stephen Moore and Tatafu Polota-Nau, means Charles is the man most likely to don the No.2 jersey for the Bledisloe Cup opener in Sydney on August 16.

“Nine months ago, I was still coming back from a knee reconstruction. So this is my wildest dreams,” Charles said.

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