Tepai Moeroa makes code switch after signed by Waratahs

Tepai Moeroa will join Waratahs from Parramatta Eels
Tepai Moeroa will join Waratahs from Parramatta Eels

Parramatta Eels second-row Tepai Moeroa has decided to switch codes after he was signed by Super Rugby club Waratahs until 2021 season.

The 23-year-old played rugby at a young age and joined Australian Schoolboys side before he was signed by Parramatta in 2014 for which he has made over 100 appearances.

“I played rugby union throughout high school at Newington where I worked with Rappy [Tim Rapp – NSWRU General Manager of Rugby], it’s nice to be back and I’m really excited to represent the Waratahs,” Moeroa told Rugby Australia in a statement.

“I feel like this is the right time for me to come back [to rugby] and I’m in a position where I have time to get established in Super Rugby and then challenge myself to achieve more.

“In speaking with Tim [Rapp] and Andrew [Hore] before signing I knew this was going to be a great place for me to reintroduce myself to the game to develop and achieve those goals.

“The Waratahs are home to some fantastic players, I’m looking forward to working with them and getting started in the pre-season.

Waratahs had a tough 2019 season of Super Rugby where they managed to win six games from 16 matches as they finished 12th in the overall standings.