Kerevi set for Wallabies re-call against All Blacks
Samu Kerevi will start for the Wallabies on Sunday, two years after his last appearance and a move to Japan he feared would end his Test career.
Former Queensland Reds captain Kerevi left Australian rugby in 2019 for a lucrative three-year deal with Japan’s Suntory Sungoliath.
He’s back in the Wallabies fold now thanks to a relaxation of the Giteau Law, the veteran of 33 Tests one of two overseas-based players allowed despite not meeting the 60-cap qualification.
It continues a busy off-season for the 27-year-old, who was a last-minute addition to Australia’s Olympic rugby sevens outfit.
He was arguably the side’s best player in Tokyo, reuniting with the Wallabies as soon as he exited quarantine on his return to Australia.
The lock is likely to come into the 23 for Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, who also left camp to welcome a child, while Quade Cooper has been floated for a sensational return after four years in the international wilderness.
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