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Waqa Ends Rumours About France

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
10 Sep 2014 10:36
Waqa Ends Rumours About France
Fijian-born Stade Francais tighthead prop Luke Tagi in action during the French Top 14 competition. Photo: Planet Rugby

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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