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Phipps, Rona head north after Super Rugby

Long-terrm Wallabies reserve halfback Nick Phipps and fellow NSW Waratah Curtis Rona will join English club London-Irish after the Super Rugby season.

Phipps, Rona head north after Super Rugby

Long-terrm Wallabies reserve halfback Nick Phipps and fellow NSW Waratah Curtis Rona will join English club London-Irish after the Super Rugby season.

NICK PHIPPS of Australia dives over for a try during the rugby union international match between Japan and Australia Wallabies at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.
NICK PHIPPS of Australia dives over for a try during the rugby union international match between Japan and Australia Wallabies at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. Picture:Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images

Wallabies halfback Nick Phipps and NSW Waratahs' teammate Curtis Rona will join English club London-Irish after ther upcoming Super Rugby season.

Phipps, who has played 71 Tests for the Wallabies since his debut in 2011, confirmed his career move on Friday.


The 30-year-old has signed a two-year deal with London-Irish and will have a familiar face in his new squad with Rona, 26, contracted for the same time frame.

Rona, a former NRL player with North Queensland and the Bulldogs, played three Tests for the Wallabies as a wing/fullback in 2017.

"It was a really tough decision to make the move away from New South Wales," Phipps said.

"I'll take some amazing memories with me but I felt that the time was right for my family and I to make the move overseas to try a different playing style and immerse ourselves into a different culture."

New Zealand-born Rona was also looking forward to experiencing life in Europe.

"I'm at a stage of my career where I have been offered the opportunity to take my young family to a new environment and I'd like to thank everyone in the NSW rugby community for their support," he said.

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