Good News for the Wallabies as Fa’amausili Makes his Return

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Pone Fa'amausili (Credits: Rugby Australia)

Wallabies’ Pone Fa’amausili is ready to make his comeback before the team’s clash with Wales. Fa’amausili is set to return from a calf injury just in time for the team’s awaited match on 25 September. 

The player’s return is being seen as a good sign as the team is going to miss out on two players, Will Skelton and Taniela Tupou, due to an injury.

Fa’amausili will be playing as the team’s main weapon. The player holds great strength in his 130-kilogram and almost two-meter-tall body. The spectators believe his presence could make a whole lot of difference in the team’s gameplay as compared to their match against Fiji. 

Fa’amausili has been described as “hippo on ice skates” by his Melbourne Rebels coach, Kevin Foote, and the title fits him as with his massive build, the player has also acquired a great level of balance. 

Wallabies scrum coach speaks about the player.

The Wallabies scrum coach Neal Hatley believes that Fa’amausili is the biggest improver in the Australian squad. The player has shown his best performance during his first test start against the All Blacks in Dunedin. Though Australia had lost the match by three points, the player was appreciated for his performance in the gold Jersey. 

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The “hippo on ice skates”- Pone Fa’amausili (Credits: Rugbypass)

Hatley had earlier spoken about the player, stating that Fa’amausili is their most improved player. Despite not having a regular start for the Rebels, he is doing a phenomenal job. The coach talked about how the player’s body, attitude, and mindset towards training all have changed with time. 

The coach is pleased with where the player is going and what’s ahead of him, not just this weekend but also moving forward. 

Fa’amausili was born and brought up in Melbourne. The player has spent his youth in rugby league teams at the Storm, Dragons, and Panthers. He was not mentally prepared to get into the National rugby league. 

The player had tried out for Rebels’ under-20 side just to accompany his friend, but before long, he had earned himself a position in the Australian team. 

The player had given the credit for his improvement to the Wallabies’ coach, Eddie Jones, and his teammate Tupou, who helped him find his potential as a test player. 

In an interview, Fa’amausili talked about his journey from the nontechnical league to where he is now and how the journey was never easy. The player says he is still learning to grab onto the ropes of rugby.

With the good news for the Wallabies, the fans are awaiting the player’s legendary tricks on the field again. 

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