Sydney - Australia backrower Wycliff Palu
has rejoined the Waratahs for the 2016 Super Rugby season after injury
prevented him fulfilling a two-year contract in Japan.
The 33-year-old Palu, capped 57 times by
Australia and a veteran of 121 matches for the Waratahs, suffered a serious
hamstring injury during the Wallabies' pool match against Uruguay at last
year's Rugby World Cup.
A protracted rehabilitation prevented Palu
from fulfilling the first year of his Japanese contract.
Palu said he was undergoing rehabilitation
at the Waratahs when coach Daryl Gibson asked if was interested in returning.
He said he jumped at the chance because
"I'm a big believer that everything happens for a reason. It's not by bad
luck or chance that I'm here again."