Waratahs sign giant lock Miles Amatosero

Thu, Oct 19, 2023, 6:00 AM
Waratahs Media
by Waratahs Media

Hulking Australian second row and current Clermont player, Miles Amatosero is returning to Australia to strengthen the forward pack for the upcoming 2024 season.

At 21 years of age, standing an imposing 6’8 and weighing 125kg.

Amatosero made his Top 14 debut for Clermont at just 18 years of age against Ma’a Nonu’s Toulon before going on to make 26 appearances over three seasons wearing the yellow and blue.

Amatosero has his eyes firmly set on the sky blue and Wallaby gold in the near future.

Speaking about his return to Australia, Amatosero said, "Firstly, I am incredibly excited about the opportunity to return home to Australia and represent the Waratahs and also be closer to my family. When I left a young age, it was hard to be away from them.

My sister has had two kids now, and I haven't really been around for much of that, my brother turned 18, so I’m keen to get back with them and have them in the stands.”

“I’m excited about the prospect of living out my dream of playing for Australia is all I want. I've always said, 'Man, I wish one day I could be a Wallaby.’”

Waratahs Head Coach Darren Coleman is excited by the prospect of Amatosero joining the squad,

“Miles is an exceptional talent, and his return to Australian rugby is a significant milestone for the NSW Waratahs. His size, physicality & athleticism at such a young age make him a valuable asset to our forward pack”.

“I’ve enjoyed getting to know Miles, he is very motivated to grow his game and push for higher honours, but first and foremost he needs to get home, work hard and force his way into our strong forward pack, then good things will come from this”.

Miles Amatosero

Position: Lock

Height: 2.03m

Weight: 125kg

Date of Birth: 15/6/2002

Top 14 debut: 2020 Clermont v Toulon

Top 14 caps: 26