Whilst the focus has been on his halves partner Darren Lockyer, in what his last season, it is the consistent form of Wallace, that has also helped guide the Broncos to a 7-game winning streak, but he missed out on selection for the City halves pairing, with those honours going to Bulldogs Kris Keating, and Roosters halfback, Mitchell Pearce.
Wallace played his last Origin game in 2009, but it was his first Origin game that holds the most memories, after he was selected in Game 1 of the 2008 series, a game that NSW won.
“I would have loved to have played but that’s the way it is,” Wallace said.
“I can’t really do much about it.
“The times that I have played, I’ve loved playing and they’ve been a great experience.”
Despite being overlooked however, Wallace said that he is looking forward to producing good footy once more, and is confident that the younger brigade can get the job done in their clash with the Storm tonight.
“I’m reasonably happy with how I’m going,” he said.
“There’s always a positive to these things and I get to play for the Broncos this week with all these young kids who are very keen.”