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Winger Vuna to play for Toshiba

AFP-JIJI

Super Rugby club Melbourne Rebels announced Tuesday they have agreed to release winger Cooper Vuna at the end of the season, freeing him to play in Japan.

Vuna, who enjoyed a successful career in rugby league before switching to rugby union, will play his final match for the Rebels on July 12.

“The former New Zealand Warriors and Newcastle Knights winger will leave the club at the end of July to play for Japanese rugby team Toshiba,” the Rebels said in a statement.