Nai­yar­a­voro poised for Wal­la­bies re­call

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Barn­storm­ing Fi­jian­born winger Taqele Nai­yar­a­voro will re­join the NSW Waratahs af­ter the June in­ter­na­tional break. The one-cap Wal­laby, who made his Test de­but against the United States in Chicago last year, has de­parted Glas­gow War­riors af­ter the Scot­tish club lost its Pro 12 semi-fi­nal to Con­nacht last week­end. Nai­yar­a­voro had signed a three year-deal with Glas­gow but the 24-year-old ac­ti­vated a get-out clause in his con­tract to re­turn to Sydney.

Nai­yar­a­voro’s re­turn is good tim­ing for the Wal­la­bies ahead of the highly an­tic­i­pated three-Test home se­ries against Eng­land. With Aus­tralia’s wing stocks in dis­ar­ray, Nai­yar­a­voro will likely fea­ture in Michael Cheika’s squad which is ex­pected to be an­nounced to­day. Brumbies pair Joe To­mane and Henry Speight are in­jured and Europe-based Drew Mitchell and Adam Ash­ley-Cooper are not ex­pected to be called upon. Stand­ing 1.94m and weigh­ing 123kg, Nai­yar­a­voro’s size is con­sid­ered a ma­jor weapon by Cheika. Nai­yar­a­voro scored with his first touch in in­ter­na­tional rugby and was a key mem­ber of the Waratahs squad in 2014 and 2015, when he scored nine tries.

Taqele Nai­yar­a­voro.

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