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Naiyaravoro eyed for Australia return

February 19, 2016 12:05 am

Taqele Naiyaravoro could make a premature end to his three-year contract with Scottish club, Glasgow Warriors to return to Australia for Super Rugby and Wallabies duties.

The rampaging Fiji-born winger has a get-out clause in his favour once the Pro-12 competition finishes in May.

It is believed that Wallabies coach, Michael Cheika is seriously considering roping in Naiyaravoro, given Australia’s lack of depth in the wing position.

He will be a leading contender for the winger’s spot for the June Test against England with stars like Peter Betham and Joe Tomane all heading offshore.

Henry Speight and Nick Cummins will be tied up with sevens rugby commitments, ahead of the Rio Olympics, while Melbourne Rebels’ Sefanaia Naivalu will not be eligible for the green and gold jumper until September.

Naiyaravoro is expected to finish the season with Glasgow and return to Australia to join the New South Wales Waratahs for the remainder of the Super Rugby season.

Naiyaravoro has one international Test cap for the Wallabies, when he came off the bench in the match against USA last year.