Suliasi Vunivalu to join Wallabies squad

Suliasi Vunivalu of the Storm takes on the defence during the Round 13 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Sunshine Coast Stadium Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images

Melbourne Storm star Suliasi Vunivalu will reportedly join the Wallabies squad for the remainder of the Tri-Nations series according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

Vunivalu is set to join the squad when they reconvene in the Hunter Valley on Wednesday, pending COVID-19 test results.

The star winger will follow a similar path Wallabies gun winger Marika Koroibete trekked on his way to a John Eales Medal. Koroibete was flown to Europe for the 2016 Spring Tour to train with the side before making his debut 12 months later.

According to the Herald it is unlikely the 24-year-old will be taking to the field in the Wallabies two remaining Tri-Nations matches against Argentina.

It's been six years since Vanivalu last played the 15-man game after he made a name for himself as a schoolboy star at Auckland's Saint Kentigern's before briefly joining the Blues' academy squad. He was quickly picked up by the Storm at just 18-years-old.

With two NRL premierships to his name, including a 2020 title, Vanivalu is an exciting prospect for Wallabies fans and will join the Queensland Reds in 2021.