Look no further than former Queensland Reds fullback Junior Laloifi as a sign that all is not right with Australian Rugby.
Laloifi has crossed the ditch to take an opportunity with the Manawatu Turbos in the Mitre 10 Cup for 2018 and is flourishing in the early rounds of the competition, scoring three blistering tries for the Turbos in two matches.
The flyer is turning heads with commentators labeling him a ‘special player’ after he exploded onto this Rob Thompson pass for another long-range try.
After impressing in the NRC with Brisbane City in 2015, Laloifi was awarded a one-year contract for 2016 as part of a “Ballymore Kid” promotion, an effort to uncover a young talented player that had previously been unrewarded. He played six games for the Queensland Reds and was let go following an indifferent debut season.
Left to play club rugby in 2017, he is now making a name for himself in the New Zealand domestic competition. If he continues to build on his fast start, he is sure to find his way into a Super Rugby squad soon.
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