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Reds set to be unimpressed as Drive signal Izack Rodda for Tremendous Rugby AU

The Western Drive have bolstered their ahead shares with the signing of Wallabies lock Izack Rodda from French High 14 outfit Lyon.

Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn is about to be unimpressed after his former star cost Izack Rodda signed with the Western Drive.

Rodda performed 46 occasions for the Reds earlier than leaving on the finish of 2020 to go to French membership Lyon.

Final week, Thorn expressed his displeasure on the prospect of Rodda returning to a rival Australian franchise lower than a yr after the star lock walked out on the Reds over a pay dispute.

It’s unclear whether or not Rodda will probably be out there for Saturday’s conflict with the Reds at Suncorp Stadium.

Rodda has earned 25 caps for the Wallabies, together with appearances on the 2019 World Cup.

“It’s implausible to be heading house and getting again to Tremendous Rugby,” Rodda stated.

“The Drive is a really bold membership that want to change into the very best within the competitors, so this is a chance that I’m very excited to take advantage of.”

Drive coach Tim Sampson stated Rodda would add nice worth to the squad.

“Izack has an excellent stage of Tremendous Rugby and worldwide expertise, which is vital when enjoying within the tight 5,” Sampson stated.

“It’s implausible for us and Australian rugby to have gamers like Izack return and he’s genuinely excited to be part of our membership shifting ahead.”