July 23, 2021
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Koroibete confirms Japanese deal

Fiji-born Wallabies and Melbourne Rebels winger Marika Koroibete has confirmed that he will be joining Japanese club Panasonic Wild Knights in the new season.

The 2019 John Eales Medallist as Australia's player of the year will link up with the club for the Japan Rugby League One kicking off on January 7.

"I am very excited to be joining Saitama from 2022 season. I have been a big fan of the growing game in Japan and enjoyed my time in the country for the 2019 Rugby World Cup," Koroibete told Rugby.com.au

"I am looking forward to joining a very successful organisation that strives for greatness and working hard to ensure Panasonic continue to win titles."

He said he has heard great things about Robbie Deans coaching and had pleasant experiences in their brief chats so far.

"I cannot wait to join Robbie's coaching staff and the rest of the team, train hard and get the fans off their seats."

"My family and I are excited to arrive in Japan and experience more of the country's great culture whilst playing some great rugby with an exciting team, great coaching staff, successful organisation and thriving rugby competition," he added.

By Reginald Chandar


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