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Rugby Australia’s mega-bucks swoop for teenager comes loaded with potential problems – The Guardian

No 16-year-old is worth even close to $3m and Joseph Suaalii certainly should not be rushed into Super Rugby or Tests before he is ready

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Rugby Australia is seeking to deliver a rare coup, but is gambling the future of the game on a child prodigy who may or may not ever fulfil his potential. RA has strenuously denied offering teenage sensation Joseph Suaalii a $3m deal to turn his back on a fledgling NRL career with the South Sydney Rabbitohs. But even if you accept the denial of a mega deal, the youngster is clearly not going to come cheap.
New Wallabies coach Dave Rennie admits he is highly impressed with Suaalii, while Rabbito…

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