Australian rugby will re-sign Brumbies sprinter and former Sea Eagles Rugby League player Tom Wright. However, Australian media claim that he is losing hope of securing the signing of the Joseph Suaalii phenomenon at just 16 years old.
Wright, 22, played for Brumbies in both Super Rugby seasons this year and sources close to the player say Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has him firmly in his plans for this year. On the other hand, Canberra’s team head coach Dan McKellar said the agreement to retain him was made in March when the pandemic knocked on the door and ended negotiations.
Australian Union President Rob Clarke lifted the contract freeze last Monday, the talks have resumed and he is confident they may avoid the interest of his former Rugby League club.
This is good news for the rugby player who had his shock last week after a stir surrounding the hiring of Joseph Suaalii, described by Wallabie Rod Kafer, as “a talent of once in a generation.”
Australian leaders continued to reject information that the teenager had been offered $ 3 million to lean on XV rugby in the face of an offer of $ 1.5 million to sign with South Sydney (of the Rugby League).
In case of signing and transitioning to Rugby Union, Suaalii would have the opportunity to play Super Rugby with Waratahs, potentially train with the Wallabies, and perhaps then compete in the team of seven for a place at the Tokyo Olympics.