Qantas Wallabies winger Curtis Rona has signed with NSW Waratahs and Rugby Australia after committing to a two-year deal until the end of 2019.
The former Western Force flyer enjoyed a memorable 2017, with the 25-year-old earning his debut at both Super Rugby and Test level.
Rona scored on his international debut against the All Blacks in Sydney before Tests against South Africa and Japan.
“I am still coming to terms with how this year has turned out for me. It’s been an incredible and humbling experience, and exciting at the same time. I know I still have to a long way to go if I want to play international rugby regularly and this is only the start of it,” Rona said.
Rona, who notched 41 tries in 57 NRL games, re-joined rugby union this year following stints with the Sydney Roosters, North Queensland Cowboys and Canterbury Bulldogs.
“I grew up playing rugby union and knew I would always return to the game. And I cannot wait to join the team. This is a group that has won a Super Rugby championship before and I want to be part of a team that is driven to get back to winning ways again.” Rona said.
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Position: Utility back
Test debut: 2017 v New Zealand, Sydney
Test caps: 3
Test points: 5 (1T)
Super Rugby debut: 2017 v NSW Waratahs, Sydney
Super Rugby caps: 14
Super Rugby points: 5 (1T)