Waratahs flyer heading to Edinburgh?

Date published: May 12 2015

Fijian-born Waratahs wing Taqele Naiyaravoro is set to become the latest foreign player to pin his future plans on playing for Scotland.

According to reports in the Australian press, the Scottish Rugby Union has lured the 23-year-old to Edinburgh on a three-year deal worth AUS$ 1 million.

World Rugby's residency rules would make the Waratahs' joint top try-scorer this season eligible to play for Scotland by the end of his contract.

While Naiyaravoro has declined to comment on the reports, Waratahs CEO Greg Harris has admitted the player will move to Edinburgh unless he is selected by the Wallabies this year.

"He's got a contractual obligation to Edinburgh," Harris told Australian Associated Press.

"Obviously the Waratahs would be very keen to retain his services, but it's dependent upon a number of factors which we have no control over.

"If those circumstances change, then we'll work from there."

The 120kg wing has been compared to All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu following his sensational try against the Western Force last Saturday when he broke through four tackles to score on a 40-metre sideline run.