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SportWallabies prop Alaalatoa signed till 2023

02:31  30 october  2018
02:31  30 october  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Wallabies and ACT Brumbies prop Allan Alaalatoa is understood to have signed a five-year deal to keep him in Australian rugby until the 2023 World Wallabies veteran prop James Slipper will arrive in Canberra from the Queensland Reds and will likely slot into a rotation system with Alaalatoa and

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Wallabies prop Allan Alaalatoa has been ruled out of the series-opening test against Ireland in Brisbane on Saturday after sustaining an ankle injury at training, the team said on Friday. New South Wales Waratahs prop Tom Robertson will take Alaalatoa 's spot on the bench.

Wallabies prop Alaalatoa signed till 2023© Chris Hyde/Getty Images

Wallabies scrum cornerstone Allan Alaalatoa has signed a four-year contract extension, keeping him in Australian rugby through to the 2023 World Cup.

The 24-year-old tighthead prop says he rejected interest from overseas clubs to stay long-term with the Wallabies and Super Rugby's Brumbies.

Big and mobile, Alaalatoa has amassed 30 Test caps since his debut in 2016.

He is currently holding off the challenge for the Wallabies starting spot from rising star Taniela Tupou and 100-Test veteran Sekope Kepu as Australia prepare for their Spring Tour of Wales, Italy and England.

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Allan Alaalatoa (born 28 January 1994) is an Australian rugby union player who plays as a prop for the Brumbies in Super Rugby. Allan's father Vili is a fan of cricket and named him after the Australia

FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union Britain - Argentina v Australia - Rugby Championship - Twickenham Stadium, London, England - 8/10/16 Australia's Allan Alaalatoa in New South Wales Waratahs prop Tom Robertson will take Alaalatoa 's spot on the bench. "Robertson has starred for the Waratahs in

"I was already contracted for next year but when the opportunity came up to stay until the next Rugby World Cup, I discussed it with my family and the decision was a pretty easy one," he said.

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