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Winger joins Sydney club on two-year deal for 2025 season Latest blow to Australian Rugby Union after shocking 2023 Wallabies Australian rugby has suffered another blow after winger Mark Nawakanitawase agreed to join the NRL, signing a two-year deal with the Roosters for the 2025 season.

The 23-year-old’s performance at this year’s Rugby World Cup was his one of the few bright spots in a disastrous competition that saw Australia eliminated in the group stages.
Rugby Australia (RA) CEO Phil Waugh issued a statement thanking Nawakani Tawase for his efforts in his 11 Tests with Australia.

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| Angus Fontaine “We’re disappointed.
Mark has been a strong player over the last 12 months,” Waugh said.

“However, full-back is a strong position for us as we have depth.
We are confident we have a wealth of talented wingers for the future.
” Nawakani Tawase’s agent Andrew Fair Mr Byrne said the decision to sign for the Roosters was a difficult one.

“This has been an intense process for Mark and his family and has taken some time to overcome,” Ms Fairbairn said.
“At 23 years old, Mark believes now is the perfect time to stay in Australia and gain new experience with the Roosters program for 2025 and 2026.

[Roosters coach] Trent Robinson has a long track record of working with rugby union talent, which ultimately led to Mark’s decision to be eliminated in the second week of the final.


Nawakanitawase played in 13-a-side teams at junior level before joining the Union at the age of 14 and playing for St Pat’s College and Eastwood Club.
Roosters full-back Joseph Suaari agreed in March to join rugby union from 2025.
Nawakani Tawase’s contract means the two essentially swap positions.


Fairbairn said Nawakani Tawase, who will fulfill his contract and play for the Waratahs in 2024, has not ruled out a return to the Union.


“This was an emotional decision because so many good people, including fans, have been a part of Mark’s journey,” he said.
“We hope that the door is open for Mark to return to the Wallabies in the future.
” Rugby Union Eddie Jones sacked after taking over as Wallabies coach, Hamish McLennan sacked as chairman After a difficult year in 2023, the country is recovering.


But there remains optimism that the game will recover.
Last month, the Code signed a deal with Pacific Equity Partners to enable it to raise capital on the debt market, facilitating investment in high-performance programmes, women’s rugby and grassroots competitions and pathways.


The British and Irish Lions are scheduled to tour Australia in 2025, and RA will host the men’s World Cup in 2027 and the women’s tournament in 2029.

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