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Waqa Ends Rumours About France

Waqa Ends Rumours About France
From left: Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, with the 2017 lifetime award winners Patrick Wong, former Air Pacific (now Fiji Airways) chief pilot Captain Matereti Tuisue, Jenny Seeto and Trustee Craig Powell during the ANZ Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards at the Denarau Convention Centre in Denarau, Nadi, on February 17, 2018. Photo: Waisea Nasokia
September 10
10:36 2014

He’s been one of the best finishers in the NRL this season, now Melbourne Storm winger Sisa Waqa wants to end all the speculation:  “I’m excited about coming to the Canberra Raiders next year.”

The 28-year-old said he was frustrated by media reports suggesting he would backflip on his two-year deal with the Raiders to sign with French Rugby.

“I don’t know where any of this has come from,” Waqa said of being linked to French rugby.

“I’ve signed a deal, I’ve made my decision. That’s official, it’s black and white. I always try hard to keep my promises. I’ve got a family to look after and there’s no time for me to go out there play around with this stuff.

“It’s just frustrating, especially when I was preparing for a big game [for the Storm] last night. Then all of a sudden all these rumours are in the media and all this bull—-.”

Waqa immediately called the Raiders when he learned of the media reports. The Fijian winger said he was conscious the Canberra club had already been burned this season, when Wests Tigers’ fullback James Tedesco reneged on a three-year deal at the Raiders.

“That’s the thing I was worried about,” Waqa said. “I thought that’s what the club might be thinking, especially after what happened with players that had agreed, signed and all of a sudden they pulled out. That’s why I made the phone call [to the Raiders] to make sure everybody’s on the same page.”

“I just want to make sure I focus here on my job at the Storm, hopefully we make the grand final, then I can’t wait to come to Canberra next year.”




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