USA fullback and Saracens starting back Chris Wyles confirmed what Eagle Coach Eddie O'Sullivan said that he is hoping to be the backup goalkicker for the Eagles in 2011.
O'Sullivan said he was looking at Wyles as his backup goalkicker during Show #52 of the RuggaMatrix America podcast.
Wyles, who has not taken kicks at goal for the USA, and is not the goalkicker for Saracens in England, still aspires to be the one teeing the ball up.
"I have been working on the goal kicking," Wyles told RUGBYMag.com. "It's going well but you need to be doing this in pressure situations. I won't be doing this for Saracens but maybe I will get a chance during some of the upcoming games for the Eagles."
The left-footed Wyles, who kicked a drop goal for the USA against Georgia in November, offers an option in that he kicks effectively from the right side. The fullback said he is not interested in supplanting first-choice kicker and flyhalf Nese Malifa.
"Nese is obviously the first choice kicker but I want to be able to back him up," Wyles said.