Polota-Nau heading overseas?

Date published: November 3 2017

Wallabies hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau said he may head to an overseas club after failing to attract a Super Rugby contract in Australia following the axing of the Western Force.

Polota-Nau is clubless after the Force were removed from Super Rugby due to the competition downsizing to 15 teams.

Fellow Australia international Dane Haylett-Petty has also left the Force to join the Melbourne Rebels on Friday, joining ex-Force coach David Wessels.

“There’s been lots of chats about relocating Super Rugby franchises, but to be honest I haven’t had any offers,” Polota-Nau told reporters.

“I’ll just have to go back to my whiteboard and start afresh. I think I missed out on the window there (with overseas offers), because obviously I was hanging on to the Force announcement, which came late, so we’ll just have to wait and see.”

The 78-Test hooker is still eligible to play for the Wallabies even if he moves overseas as he has over 60 caps.

“Absolutely,” he said, when asked if RWC 2019 remained a target. “Getting the opportunity to give it a good consistent start has given me that hunger again.

“I guess you’ve got to take it year by year because the body’s not agreeing with me.”