sport news NRL lands HUGE blow on Rugby Australia as Sydney Roosters sign Wallabies ... trends now
The Tricolours are still reeling from RA's lucrative swoop for gun fullback Joseph-Aukuso Suaalii and have exacted their revenge on the rival code by securing the 23-year-old's services from 2025.
According to News Corp, Nawaqanitawase has signed until the end of 2026, allowing him to return to union for the 2027 World Cup to be hosted by Australia.
It marks yet another blow for Rugby Australia amid a year from hell, with the Wallabies crashing out of the 2023 World Cup at the pool stage before Eddie Jones walked out on his home nation.
Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan, who oversaw the disastrous year, has since been given the boot, while the organisation have been forced to take out an $80million loan after a private equity deal fell through.
Mark Nawaqanitawase is set to sign for the Sydney Roosers in a major blow to the Wallabies
Suaalii and Nawaqanitawase are expected to cross codes at the same time, in what is essentially