Waratahs sign Junior All Black

    2018-01-15 10:00

    Sydney - The Waratahs have landed a coup in signing promising All Blacks under-20 hooker JP Sauni ahead of the upcoming 2018 Super Rugby season.

    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 'Tahs.

    “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 the pre-season.

    “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.”

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