Polota- Nau re- signs with NSW

Townsville Bulletin - - Sport - Tues­day, March 8, 2011 Townsville Bul­letin

B A R N S T O R M I N G N S W Waratahs hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau de­liv­ered two good pieces of news on Mon­day.

One of the form play­ers in the early weeks of the re­vamped Su­per Rugby competition, Polota-Nau con­firmed that he’d re-signed with both NSW and the Aus­tralian Ruby Union for two more years.

And he al s o had good rea­son to be up­beat about the knee in­jury suf­fered in the first half of the Waratahs’ loss to the Cru­saders in Nel­son last Fri­day.

Scans taken yes­ter­day re­vealed dam­age to his left pos­te­rior cru­ci­ate lig­a­ment – a bet­ter re­sult than if it had been the an­te­rior cru­ci­ate lig­a­ment.

The re­silient 25-year-old rake, with 25 Test caps and 70 ap­pear­ances for NSW, has missed only three Su­per games since his de­but in 2006. He hopes a timely bye this week­end will mean he doesn’t add to that tally in the short term.

The youngest player to at­tain a half cen­tury of NSW caps, Polota-Nau was voted the NSW Play­ers’ Player of last year. And he has joined backs Drew Mitchell and Ber­rick Barnes in re-sign­ing.

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