Posted: 25 October, 2016

Ex-NRL Star's Shock Call-Up

Tags: Marika Koroibete, Melbourne Storm, Wallabies

Marika Koroibete Photo: Getty Images

Former NRL star Marika Koroibete is set to be named as a Wallaby, just 26 days after playing for the Storm in the NRL grand final.

Having signed with the Melbourne Rebels for next year's Super Rugby season, Koroibete will reportedly join the Wallabies on their five-Test, seven-match tour starting early November.

The Fiji-born flyer offers much-needed power and pace for a Wallabies side lacking X-factor on the wings and the tour will speed up his transition back to rugby union.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 17:  Marika Koroibete of the Tigers breaks the Panthers defence during the round two NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Penrith Panthers at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on March 17, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Marika Koroibete during his time with the Wests Tigers Photo: Getty Images

The 24-year-old played the 15-man game in Fiji and attended the same school as fellow Rebels outside back Sefa Naivalu, who has been training with the Wallabies and becomes eligible to play later this month.

However he hasn't played rugby since moving to Australia and starting his league career with Wests Tigers in 2011.

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Tags: Marika Koroibete, Melbourne Storm, Wallabies

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