Marika Koroibete’s Reason For Switching From League To Union Is Wonderfully Honest


Marika Koroibete admits he’s only leaving the Melbourne Storm for financial reasons so he can ‘look after the family.’

The NRL grand final against Cronulla will be the Fijian flyer’s last match with Melbourne Storm after signing with the Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby team. The massive joint offer he received from the Rebels and Australian Rugby Union, who view him as a future Wallaby, was simply too too good to refuse.

“I’d like to have stayed,” Koroibete said.

“I have to look after the family, especially back home (in Fiji).

“It’s a business decision; but if they gave me a good offer I would have stayed.”

Kororibete did say however, that it was tough to leave the club who kick-started his career after signing him from Wests Tigers mid-season in 2014 where he was languishing in the NSW Cup.

“Even today was a bit emotional, playing my last home game,” he said.

“Playing in the grand final next week will mean a lot to me.” [FoxSports]

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