Marika Koroibete

  • 27 Age
  • 93kg Weight
  • 180cm Height

Biography

Marika Koroibete is a powerfully built winger, who possesses frightening pace and a terrific knack for converting chances in to tries.

A superstar from the NRL, Fijian born Koroibete scored 46 tries in 76 first-grade NRL games for the Melbourne Storm and Wests Tigers, before switching codes to the Melbourne Rebels for the 2017 Super Rugby season.

Koroibete has made the most of his switch to rugby union, with the outside back now a permanent fixture of the Wallabies lineup and a genuine superstar of the game in Australia, having claimed the 2019 John Eales medal as the Wallabies' most valuable player. 

Highlights

2016

After signing for the Melbourne Rebels on a two-year deal from NRL in May 2016, Koroibete was named into Michael Cheika's squad for Australia's 2016 Spring Tour before playing a Super Rugby game.

A whirlwind call-up to Michael Cheika’s 2016 Spring Tour squad, Koroibete featured for the Wallaby XV against the French Barbarians in Bordeaux but did not earn an international debut.

2017

Koroibete starred in 13 of the Rebels 15 Super Rugby matches in 2017, scoring 6 tries in his second year with the Club.

Koroibete was called into the Wallabies squad ahead of the 2017 June International series against Scotland, Italy and Fiji, but he did not earn an international debut.

Having being named in the Wallabies squad for the 2017 Rugby Championship, Koroibete earned his first Wallaby cap against Argentina in Canberra.

Koroibete would go on to represent the Wallabies eight times during 2017, with the winger included in Australia's Spring Tour squad.

2018

Koroibete finished the 2018 Super Rugby season with four tries in 13 appearances and appeared for the Wallabies 12 times, including featuring in all three Bledisloe Cup matches.

Koroibete signed a new deal in September 2018 that will keep him with Rugby Australia and the Melbourne Rebels through to the end of 2019. 

2019

Koroibete enjoyed another fruitful 2019 campaign, equalling his Super Rugby career best of six tries in a season. Koroibete played 15 games and averaged 67 minutes in the number 14 jersey.

Koroibete was selected for the Wallabies' 2019 The Rugby Championship squad, and was subsequently selected in the 31-man Wallabies squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Koroibete enjoyed a stellar debut World Cup, playing in four matches and scoring three tries. His phenomenal year with the Wallabies was recognised with Koroibete winning the John Eales Medal, the first Rebels player in history to do so.

Representative Honours

- Australia (2017-)

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