ARLC Commission chairman Peter V’landys has taken a swing at rugby union within the wake of Joseph Suaalii’s bombshell code swap on Saturday.
Suaalii will go away the Roosters on the finish of subsequent season, giving him the possibility to don the inexperienced and gold for the Wallabies after they host the British and Irish Lions down beneath in 2025 – a uncommon tour which occurs each dozen years.
But V’landys believes the 19-year-old will get ‘terribly bored’ in union and can return to the NRL sooner or later.
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“It’s hard to blame Joseph for going to rugby and considering it as his future when he is going to be paid twice the money for doing half the work,” V’landys informed the Sydney Morning Herald.
“In rugby they play around 33 minutes per match, but in league the ball is in play for 57 minutes, so it would be a lot easier to earn your money.
“Besides, I really think that after Joseph plays rugby for a little while he will get terribly bored and return to rugby league. That’s what the majority of the players who switch codes do.”
Suaalii’s drawn out saga over his taking part in future lastly got here to a head on Saturday when he penned a three-year deal to hitch the NSW Waratahs and Rugby Australia.
Rugby Australia boss Hamish McLennan had a easy assertion to herald the news: “Welcome back to rugby, Joseph.”
The deal will see him with the Wallabies by the British and Irish Lions 2025 tour and the 2027 Rugby World Cup, and is reportedly one of many richest offers in Australian rugby historical past.
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