Rugby World Cup 2019: Marika Koroibete (Australia)

  • 05/04/2019

Born: July 26, 1992 in Naralyawa, Fiji 

Position: Wing

Club: Melbourne Rebels 

Height: 1.8om

Weight: 93kgs

Caps:  23

The former NRL winger is the X-factor in the Australian backline, with the ability to break a game open with his blistering pace and has an element of Jonah Lomu to his power game. 

The 27-year-old left behind a promising rugby league career in 2017 in which he scored 46 tries in 74 games for the Melbourne Storm and Wests Tigers respectively. 

He made the jump to the Melbourne Rebels and has excelled in the 15-man code - scoring 16 tries in three seasons of Super Rugby.

Koroibete made his Wallabies debut in 2017, scoring eight tries in 23 tests including a brilliant solo effort against Samoa in September. 

He is suspect on defence though, as the All Blacks showed in Auckland, so expect the opposition to look to put Koroibete on the back foot. 

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