24th September 12:32 PM
Koroibete re-signs with Rebels and Wallabies till end of 2019
By Lena Reece
Thursday 13/09/2018
Fiji born Wallaby Marika Koroibete

Fiji born Marika Koroibete has his eyes firmly set on the Rugby World Cup after re‑signing with Rugby Australia and the Melbourne Rebels through to the end of 2019.

Koroibete switched from rugby league at the end of 2016 and after a year learning the ropes at Super Rugby level, and in Wallabies camps, the speedster made his Test debut against Argentina a year ago.

Since then he has scored five tries in 14 appearances and become a regular starting winger for Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.

The flying Fijian was recruited by Michael Cheika with an eye to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan but coming off contract at the end of 2018, there was uncertainty about whether Koroibete would remain in Aussie rugby, return to league or take up big money offers overseas.

Koroibete has removed that doubt by inking a one‑year contract and will push for World Cup selection.

Koroibete is expected to be in the Wallabies starting side to meet Argentina when Michael Cheika names his side today.

The Wallabies will take on Argentina at 10pm Saturday while the

All Blacks will now take on the Springboks at 7.35pm.

[Source: Rugby.com.au]

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