Naiyaravoro poised for Wallabies recall
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.