“There’s not a lot you can really flip open. He’s been with our organization for three years now and two of those with long term injuries so no one really gets to see the best of him. We’re getting snippets of it now, he has told me he was a kid raised in Australia and at this point wants to be a wallaby and a regular super rugby player.
“But there’s a lot of external factors, his brother is over there and I’m sure that has an appeal. For me personally, where he is in his career – he’s only 22 – he has more than 10 years left in his professional career if he takes care of his body and performs well. It would be a shame for me – if his dream is to be a wallaby – to leave.”
Elderly Tuipulotu, Sione, made the final of his Tests for Scotland in the final Six Nations round at the weekend, starting in 8th on the wing alongside fellow Australian and former wallaby Jack Dempsey.
The other Australian in the Six Nations, Mack Hansen of Ireland, celebrated another win as the Andy Farrell-coach side clinched the Triple Crown, Grand Slam and Six Nations titles with a courageous win over England on the final day of competition.
Ireland captain Jonny Sexton described the win as a dream marred only by controversy over a first-half red card for England full-back Freddie Steward.
It was a controversial decision, whistled under the letter of the law but lacked the right feel for the game and the occasion, according to referee Jaco Peyper’s critics.
“To be honest, I couldn’t make it up. It’s like living in a dream — I actually worry about waking up in the morning,” Sexton said.
“We didn’t do our best, but what a team. What a team. What a group of coaches, they prepared us so well.
“We didn’t do anything they told us to do [in the win over England], we did exactly the opposite. We made it difficult for ourselves, but look, England are a top team.
“To come here and win St. Patrick’s weekend is amazing. What a day. Unbelievable.”
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