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Tue 6 Oct 2020 | 10:05

A Titan signs Super Rugby deal

A Titan signs Super Rugby deal
Tue 6 Oct 2020 | 10:05
A Titan signs Super Rugby deal
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TRANSFER NEWS: Gold Coast’s Young Tonumaipea is returning home to Melbourne but to play Super Rugby with the Rebels rather than with the Storm in the NRL.

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Making his debut in 2014, Tonumaipea played five seasons with the Storm before leaving midway through the 2018 campaign to follow his faith and undertake a Mormon mission.

He then joined the Titans for 2020, making 10 appearances, but decided to return to his roots, signing a two-year deal with the Rebels.

He said he was excited to be back in Melbourne, joining his former Storm teammate Marika Koroibete at the Rebels, and looked forward to a new challenge in rugby union.

“Melbourne is home for me, so I can’t wait to be back home with my family and friends, in the city I love, back at my old stomping grounds,” said Tonumaipea.

“When I came back to the NRL after being away, I was determined to prove I could still play at the highest level and now having fulfilled that goal, I’m driven to succeed at this new challenge.

“I’m also pumped to be rubbing shoulders with Marika [Koroibete] again and I also know a few of the other boys like Hodgey [Reece Hodge] and Pone [Fa’amausili] as well.”

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A Titan signs Super Rugby deal | Rugby365