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Tepai Moeroa relishing Waratahs stint

Posted On: 10 Dec 2019   |   Posted By: Planet Rugby

Former NRL star Tepai Moeroa said the chance to learn from Karmichael Hunt at the Waratahs was a major factor in him returning to rugby union.
And the ex-Parramatta Eel says he is in the process of shedding six kilograms from his frame so the abrasive firm of Hunt and Moeroa can be a possible midfield combination for the Waratahs during the Super Rugby season.
“I played both 12 and 13 at school so it's not a big deal in my mind,” Moeroa told Rugby Australia's official website.
Moeroa announced in July he would be switching from rugby league to the 15-man game, six years after the Australian schoolboys rugby star elected to pursue a future in the NRL.
Having made his debut for the Eels at the age of 18, it's easy to forget just how young Moeroa is - he's still only 24 - and he is counting on the flexibility of youth to help him quickly pick up rugby again.
“I played a lot of rugby growing up when I was at school and I always wanted to come back,” he said.
“It was one of those decisions if I was to come back,...

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