Naiyaravoro to get out of Glasgow move

Date published: July 2 2015

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Waratahs winger Taqele Naiyaravoro is looking to settle in Australia following his call-up to the Wallabies squad.

Naiyaravoro had signed a three-year contract with Glasgow Warriors before he was being considered by Australia head coach Michael Cheika, who has worked closely with Naiyaravoro at the Waratahs.

The Fijian-born winger told Fox Sports that his family were his priority in making his decision, with discussions to be had with Glasgow in the near future.

"The decision I made is not just about me, it’s for my family as well," he said.

"I am trying to create a good future. I’m not saying playing for Fiji is not, but I’m saying this is a career and for my kids, because they were born here [in Australia] and they’re going to be settling down here, it’s probably the best decision for them."

"I'll probably still have to sort that out [with Glasgow], there is still a lot to sort out with that, for now getting the selection is an indicator of me trying to settle in and try to chase the residency again [in Australia].

"I’ll probably settle here first, and look to overseas afterwards.

"When I had that deal offered to me from Scotland, I didn’t really see myself making the Wallabies team."

Naiyaravoro revealed his emotions after hearing the news from Cheika that he had been called up to the squad.

"When he gave me the call last night, I just started crying. I never thought I’d get selected. I’m still over the moon, I can’t stop thanking God for this opportunity, I never thought it would come. I’m still on cloud nine."

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