- 28 Age
- 93kg Weight
- 180cm Height
Fiji-born and raised Marika Koroibete first came to notice in Australia as an NRL star. Koroibete played six seasons in the NRL, with the Wests Tigers and the Melbourne Storm, scoring 46 tries in just 74 games. In May 2016, the flying winger announced a move to rugby when he signed with the Melbourne Rebels.
Later that same year, Koroibete was a surprise selection for the Spring Tour, playing for a Wallaby XV against the French Barbarians, but forced to wait for a Test debut. His patience proved more than worthwhile when Koroibete exploded onto the international scene halfway through the 2017 Rugby Championship, with a debut against Argentina in Canberra.
Since that maiden Test, Koroibete’s exceptional speed and determination has seen him score 12 tries in just 28 appearances. In 2019 his wholehearted week-in, week-out efforts were rewarded when he took out the coveted John Eales Medal.
In 2020 his stellar form continued for the Melbourne Rebels as the side made their first Super Rugby Finals Series (Super Rugby AU), after they overcame the Western Force at the death to progress.
Koroibete won his first Test cap when he replaced Henry Speight on the right wing against Argentina in Canberra. Two weeks later Koroibete was selected at No. 14 in the starting XV against South Africa at Bloemfontein. He more than justified his selection with two excellent tries in the 27-27 draw. Koroibete finished the year with eight Test caps to his name.
He started on the wing in 11 of his 12 Tests, scored three tries, and only missed the 6-9 loss to Wales in Cardiff.
Koroibete was capped in eight of the Wallabies 10 Tests, a tally that included four at his first Rugby World Cup tournament. He finished the year as the Wallabies equal-top tryscorer with five.