Wallabies flyer Marika Koroibete is leaving the Melbourne Rebels to extend his playing career in Japan.
The Rebels have confirmed that the speedster will depart the club after 69 Super Rugby matches for the Rebels scoring 115 points and 23 tries.
Reports suggest that Koroibere will join former Wallabies head caoch Robbie Deans’ Panasonic Wild Knights on a $1 million per season deal.
Joining Koroibete in the land of the rising sun will be Isi Naisarani, who departs his third Australian Super Rugby club having made 31 appearances for the Rebels after joining the club in 2019.
The move to Japan is likely to bring an end to both Naisarani and Koroibete's test careers.
Koroibete has enjoyed a stellar career since joining the Rebels in 2017. Widely regarded as one of the hardest working and most consistent performers in Australian rugby, Koroibete’s fifth year in Super Rugby would again be of the highest calibre.
The powerfully built winger played every game this season, recording over 1000 minutes, and leading the Rebels for carries, metres, clean breaks and defenders beaten.