NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 09: Sisa Waqa of the Storm walks onto the ground for the warm up before the round 22 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Melbourne Storm at Hunter Stadium on August 9, 2014 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

Sisa Waqa is set to return to the NRL after signing a training contract with the Melbourne Storm following a stint in French rugby union.

Waqa left the Storm at the end of the 2014 season after signing a lucrative two-year deal with the Canberra Raiders. Waqa was then released by the Raiders in June 2016 to take up a deal with French rugby union club, FC Grenoble.

Melbourne football director Frank Ponissi told a decision would be made on whether to sign Waqa before the June 30 deadline.

“He got injured just before Christmas and moved back about three weeks ago,” Ponissi said. “We will have a look at him over the next few weeks and if he comes up all right we will sign him for the rest of the season.

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“He is still a fair way off playing because he has been inactive for a while but he is showing good signs. This is his second week of training and we will probably give it another two weeks before we make a call.”


  1. No Scott would replace Chambers if he leaves would look like this I think
    1 Slater
    2 Vunavalu
    3 Scott
    4 Blair
    5 Addo-Carr
    6 Munster
    7 Croft
    8 Bromwich
    9 Smith
    10 Asofa- Solomona
    11 Kufusi
    12 Stimpson
    13 Finucane

    14 Hess
    15 K Bromwich
    16 Kas
    17 Glasby

    • Welcome him back as well as the flying fijian Marika Koroibete when Melbourne Rebels get kicked out of Super Rugby

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