- 28 Age
- 93kg Weight
- 180cm Height
Born and raised in Fiji, Marika Koroibete first came to notice in Australia as a star of the National Rugby League. A prolific try scorer, Koroibete played six seasons in the NRL, three each with the Wests Tigers and the Melbourne Storm. In just 74 first grade games he scored an impressive 46 tries.
In May 2016 the flying winger announced a move to the 15-a-side game after he signed with the Melbourne Rebels. Later that year Koroibete was a surprise selection for the end-of-season Spring Tour however coach Michael Cheika avoided the temptation to rush him into the Test team. The wait proved more than worthwhile when Koroibete exploded onto the international scene halfway through the 2017 Rugby Championship and played his maiden Test against Argentina in Canberra.
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.