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Qantas Wallabies winger Marika Koroibete has re-signed with Rugby Australia and the Melbourne Rebels until the end of 2019.

The 26-year old has quickly become a Test star for the Wallabies with his aggressive style, in both attack and defence, since returning to 15-man game following a stint in Rugby League.

A year on from making his Test debut against Argentina in Canberra, Koroibete has notched five tries from his 14 Test caps.

The speedster will now remain on Australian shores until at least the end of the Rugby World Cup in Japan next year.

Qantas Wallabies winger Marika Koroibete said: “It’s really good to sign for one more year with the Melbourne Rebels and Rugby Australia. I’m already looking forward to it as I’m really loving my rugby at the moment.

“Everyone helped me so much after moving from Rugby League but there’s still a lot of things I need to work on. At the moment I just want to be more consistent.

“There’s a lot of young boys coming up, there’s a lot of competition there. For me, I just to take it week by week.

“It’s a massive year next year, we have a couple of new signings and I really want to do well at the Rebels and try play consistent Rugby. Then hopefully go from there, get picked for the World Cup. It really would be a dream come true,” Koroibete said.

Koroibete is in Wallabies camp on the Gold Coast ahead of their clash with Argentina at Cbus Super Stadium on Saturday night.

“They (Argentina) have been doing well this year at Super Rugby level and of course at Internationals, they beat South Africa a couple of weeks ago.

“It’s a big challenge for us, it won’t be easy and we’re preparing ourselves for a big game on Saturday.” Koroibete said.

Marika Koroibete
Position: Winger
Height: 180cm
Weight: 93kg
DOB: 26/07/92
Super Rugby debut: 2017 v Hurricanes, Wellington
Super Rugby points: 50 (10T)
Test debut: 2017 v Argentina, Canberra
Test points: 25 (5T)

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