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All In Vain For Koroibete, Wallabies

All In Vain For Koroibete, Wallabies
Fijian-born Wallaby Marika Koroibete (left) stops All Black Ben Smith during their Bledisloe Cup challenge match at Eden Park, Auckland, on August 25, 2018. Photo: Zimbio
August 26
11:23 2018

Losing the Bledisloe Cup, Wallabies Fijian flyer Marika Koroibete has not killed the pain of losing the 2016 National Rugby League final for the Melbourne Storm.

Last night, the Wallabies got dumped 40-12 by the All Blacks at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. This is something Koroibete has to live through for another year.

“We’ve got a young team, we can do it, but it will come with hard work,” the dual rugby and league international from Naraiyawa, Namosi, said.

“The All Blacks are No.1 for a reason, but we know we can win, we have to try our best and prepare to match that world class rugby.”

Off contract this year, Koroibete revealed he was likely to re-sign with Australian rugby for the 2019 World Cup, and has closed the door on a return to league.

“I probably am going to stay. I’ve been loving my rugby at the moment, I’ve done my time in the NRL. I’ve been in the grand final, and I move on from there.”

And there’s still that matter of winning back the Bledisloe to settle.


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