Sat 3 Nov 2018 | 06:53

Polota-Nau leaves Leicester to join Wallabies

Polota-Nau leaves Leicester to join Wallabies
Sat 3 Nov 2018 | 06:53
Polota-Nau leaves Leicester to join Wallabies

SQUAD UPDATE: Test veteran Tatafu Polota-Nau will link with the Wallabies in Wales ahead of their three-Test tour of Wales, Italy and England this month.

Polota-Nau has been playing for Leicester in the English Premiership after last featuring for the Wallabies against Argentina on the Gold Coast in September.

Jed Holloway and Brandon Paenga-Amosa will now return to Australia following an intensive training camp at Odawara, Japan, where the Wallabies will be based ahead of the Rugby World Cup next year.

Isi Naisarani, who has been training with the squad, will travel to Europe as a Development Player alongside fellow rookie Rob Valetini.

Naisarani will become eligible for Australia in April next year, and has already been touted as a future Wallaby back rower after several bruising displays in Super Rugby and the National Rugby Championship.

Wallabies squad

Forwards: Jermaine Ainsley, Allan Alaalatoa, Rory Arnold, Adam Coleman, Jack Dempsey, Folau Fainga’a, Ned Hanigan, Michael Hooper (captain), Sekope Kepu, Tolu Latu, Tatafu Polota-Nau, David Pocock, Izack Rodda, Rob Simmons, Pete Samu, Scott Sio, Taniela Tupou.

Backs: Adam Ashley-Cooper, Tom Banks, Kurtley Beale, Israel Folau, Bernard Foley, Will Genia, Jake Gordon, Dane Haylett-Petty, Samu Kerevi, Marika Koroibete, Jack Maddocks, Sefa Naivalu, Jordan Petaia, Nick Phipps, Matt Toomua.

Development Players: Rob Valetini, Isi Naisarani

PV: 1091

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