Rugby Australia and NSW Waratahs have secured the signature of Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco, with the damaging backrower joining the Waratahs squad for the next two years.
The former Endeavor Sports High student returns home to Sydney after five years in Japan, having played Club Rugby for Southern Districts in the Shute Shield before signing for the Sunwolves.
The 25-year-old backrower spent three seasons with the Japanese side, earning 24 Super Rugby caps scoring six tries and now returns ahead of the 2022 Super Rugby season.
Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco said: “I’ve loved my time in Japan, it’s an amazing country with a beautiful culture and incredible scenery. Prior to the World Cup in Japan, I had conversations with Scott Johnson about potentially coming home to Australia.
“Seeing my childhood mate Brandon Paenga-Amosa doing well at the Reds and representing the Wallabies gave me the fire to come back and have a crack at Super Rugby.
“Growing up in Sydney and being part of the Manu Sutherland Academy at NSW when I was 15 and 16, the Waratahs was always a team I wanted to play for.
“I’m really excited to come back home and wear the Sky-Blue jersey, and hopefully if I can perform well enough get the chance to play for the Wallabies one day,” Warren-Vosayaco said.
Rugby Australia Director of Rugby Scott Johnson said: “Rahboni is a great young prospect, that we’re really excited to welcome back home.
“He wanted to explore overseas opportunities a few years ago and in doing so, it allowed him to develop his game.
He now returns with a real hunger to go to the next level, and that is only a good thing for the Waratahs and potentially the Wallabies as well.
“We have a number of other key targets, both domestically and abroad, that we’re working with at the moment to ensure Australian Rugby is in the best possible position heading into next year and beyond,” Johnson said.