BOOM-CLAP: Marika Koroibete obliterates All Blacks alpha prop with huge hit
They may have lost the match by nearly 50 points, but this was the hit from Marika Koroibete that gave the Melbourne Rebels a moral victory in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman. All Blacks prop Nepo Laulala was flattened like a wombat under a 16-wheeler, whatever that is. Actually, that’s a pretty awful analogy, apologies…anyway, Marika Koroibete, is class.
Koroibete exploded onto the international Rugby scene in 2017 after six seasons in the National Rugby League, making his Wallabies debut against Argentina in Canberra.
The potent finisher has since established himself as a regular in the Wallabies starting line-up, posing a constant threat in both attack and defence with his electrifying runs and stinging defense.
Koroibete hails from the tiny Fijian village of Naraiyawa and didn’t play competitive Rugby Union or League until his late High School years in Suva.
He was scouted by the Wests Tigers from the Fijian Under 18s Rugby League team which toured Sydney and went on to feature in the 2016 NRL Grand Final with Melbourne Storm before switching to Rugby and joining the Melbourne Rebels.
Super Rugby debut: 2017 v Hurricanes, Wellington
Test debut: 2017 v Argentina, Canberra