The NSW Waratahs have secured the signature of Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco for the 2022 Super Rugby season, 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 and is one of the first key signings for the Waratahs as they look to strengthen their roster ahead of the 2022 season.
Warren-Vosayaco – currently contracted with the Munakata Sanix Blues in Japan’s Top league – played club rugby for Southern Districts before signing for the Sunwolves in 2017.
The 25-year-old backrower spent three seasons with the Japanese side, earning 24 Super Rugby caps scoring six tries.
Warren-Vosayaco was ecstatic to come home to represent his home state and have the chance to pursue his dream of one day representing the Wallabies.
“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,” Warren-Vosayaco said.
“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.”
NSW Waratahs CEO Paul Doorn said that Warren-Vosayaco was a key addition to the squad’s backrow stocks, and an important piece in the Waratahs recruitment strategy.
“We’ve seen what Rahboni is capable of in his previous stint in Super Rugby with the Sunwolves,” Doorn said.
“He’s an exciting, damaging ball runner who gives another point-of-difference within our backrow.
“Rahboni is one of our strategic signings for the Waratahs as we look to bolster our squad for our 2022 campaign and beyond”.