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NSW Waratahs sign Wallabies hooker Tolu Latu

Sun, 31/07/2022, 9:57 pm
Nathan Williamson
by Nathan Williamson
The Chiefs hosted the Waratahs in the second quarter final match in Waikato.

The NSW Waratahs have confirmed the signing of Wallabies hooker Tolu Latu on a one-year deal.

Latu returns home after an indifferent stint with Stade Francais, eventually working his way back into the Wallabies set-up for last year's Spring Tour.

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With the 2023 Rugby World Cup on the horizon, Latu's return adds further depth to the hooking ranks, excited about the chance to return home.

"I'm so excited to be going back to where it all started for me," Latu said in a statement.

“Sydney is, and always will be my home, and I’m so fortunate to be given the opportunity to represent the Waratahs once again.

“I can’t wait to get started.”

The 29-year-old hooker spent six seasons and played 55 caps for the Waratahs before heading to France at the conclusion of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

The Super Rugby champion also reunites with Darren Coleman, with the pair linking up during the NRC for the Country Eagles.

Coleman believes Latu will be a positive addition to the club both on and off the field.

“We’ve all seen when he’s on point there are not many more damaging hookers in world rugby,” Coleman added.

“I’ve coached Tolu twice before in NRC and he was always a positive team member.

“We will be working hard to iron out some of his weaknesses and I believe he’ll not only get swept up in our positive team culture but add to it over time.

“He’s a proud Waratah champion who is very motivated to play a part in getting the organisation back to its winning ways.”

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