Suaalii to join Waratahs after RA confirms code switch

March 25, 2023 06:12 PM AEDT | By AAPNEWS
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Joseph-Aukuso Suaalii's Super Rugby home will be the NSW Waratahs after Rugby Australia confirmed the teenager's code switch from the NRL in a brief statement.

"Rugby Australia (RA) and the NSW Waratahs today announced that they have signed Joseph Suaalii from October 2024 until at least the end of 2027," the statement said.

"Per RA policy, terms of the contract were not announced.

"Growing up in Penrith, Joseph Suaalii was a schoolboy rugby prodigy for The King's School, representing the GPS 1st XV as well as NSW and Australian Schoolboys in Rugby Sevens.

"He also played rugby for Penrith RSL, Eastwood and Northern Barbarians.

"At the age of 17, Suaalii made his National Rugby League debut for the Roosters in 2021."

Rugby Australia Chairman Hamish McLennan commented: "Welcome back to Rugby, Joseph."


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