Polota-Nau answers Waratahs' injury SOS
Sydney - Wallaby hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau has returned to Australia on loan from England's Leicester Tigers, answering a mayday call from old club, the Waratahs, who are dealing with an injury crisis.
The Super Rugby side called on their former star for help as Tolu Latu serves a six-week suspension and with Sham Vui currently sidelined.
"With some of the squad unavailable for selection we needed to look at who could immediately slot into the Super Rugby level competition and was a good fit with our squad... Tatafu fits the bill," said 'Tahs coach Daryl Gibson on Monday.
"From a timing perspective it worked well with the Leicester Tigers calendar and we are currently finalising the paperwork," he said.
"It's a win-win for us and Tatafu, who'll have the opportunity to get game time in front of the Australian coaches and selectors during this World Cup year," Gibson added.
Polota-Nau has played 142 Super Rugby matches for the Waratahs and is a regular starting hooker for Australia.
He has already arrived back in Sydney and could be selected for Saturday's clash against the Reds.