Waratahs sign Junior All Black
Sydney - The Waratahs have landed a coup in signing
promising All Blacks under-20 hooker JP Sauni ahead of the upcoming 2018 Super
Sauni has cited being closer to family as a major factor in
his reason to make the move as well as the 'positive' offer he received from
“The main reason is I want to be at a club that really wants
me,” Sauni said.
“The Waratahs have offered me something really positive and
will help me develop my rugby to get to where I want to be.
“Secondly, my family is in Melbourne. Being in Sydney it
feels like Melbourne is like a two-minute drive.”
According to Fox Sports Australia, new Waratahs assistant coach
Simon Cron was the pivotal factor in signing Sauni from New Zealand.
“My goal is to take it step by step,” Sauni said.
““The first step was to join the Waratahs and just kick off
“I’m not really thinking further ahead.”
Sauni is still eligible to play Test rugby for Australia,
New Zealand and Samoa and is keeping his options open.
“I’ll go to whichever country wants me,” Sauni said.
“All I care about is getting back with my family.”