Rona signs for Waratahs

    2017-12-18 17:45

    Cape Town - Australia back Curtis Rona has opted to sign a two-year deal with the Waratahs, rather than return to rugby league or head overseas. 

    Rona played three times for the Wallabies in 2017 and scored on his debut against world champions New Zealand, just a few months after joining Western Force from league side Canterbury Bulldogs.

    With Force being cut from Super Rugby, Rona has decided to commit his future to the Tahs and Australian rugby, despite interest from elsewhere. 

    "A lot of people do pull the trigger early but I had my first taste of the green and gold jersey," said Rona. 

    "It was a memorable moment for me and that's what ultimately made me want to stay in rugby in Australia, because of that jersey. It was awesome. I just wanted more.

    "I felt with it only being my first year I thought I still haven't played my best rugby yet is what made me want to stay as well. 

    "Having my first year with the Force made me more hungry to keep playing and sign on for the World Cup." 

    Rona is also looking forward to playing alongside established internationals, with Wallabies Bernard Foley, Israel Folau and Kurtley Beale all part of the set-up in New South Wales.

    "It's a pretty star-studded backline and pretty humble people there in those roles... that sort of enticed me as well," he added. 

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