Rugby Football Union Championship club the Worcester Warriors hope to tie up a new deal to keep wing sensation Cooper Vuna at the club beyond the current season.
The hard running winger has already scored one try in three appearances for the RFU Championship side and has taken to the club like a duck to water. Even the fans have taken to him and want the club to keep hold of him for as long as possible. Carl Hogg, the club’s head coach recently revealed that they have been in discussions with the Australian international that has been capped twice by the Wallabies about staying at the club beyond the current campaign.
Vuna arrived at the club from Japanese side Toshiba Brave Lupus last month. Asked whether they plan to keep the player next season, Hogg stated that it is something that is under discussion at the moment and they are hopeful of it. He added that the player has been a great acquisition for the team and he has proved to be a great asset.
Hogg said that Vuna brings a lot of pace and power to the team and he makes their back line look menacing. He mentioned that the player has been marvellous over the short term and he hopes that will be case in the long run as well.
The Warriors are currently lying in second place and are looking good for a final assault during the playoff rounds and have already started to strengthen the team, bringing in New Zealand Sevens star Bryce Heem for the new season the Super Rugby side the Chiefs.
Hogg said that they have got some real power and pace now and keeping Vuna and the arrival of the Kiwi star will add the X-factor that the team has wanted.