Australia wing Tom Wright open to rugby league return

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Australia back three player Tom Wright admits that he hasn’t ruled out returning to rugby league at some point in the future.

Wright came through the system at NRL side Manly Sea Eagles and made his debut in 2018 before he signed a deal with the Brumbies later that year.

The speedster has since starred for the Canberra outfit and his form was rewarded with a call-up to the Australia squad in 2020.

Debut against New Zealand

After making his debut against New Zealand, scoring a try in the 24-22 victory, the 24-year-old has earned 10 caps and has become a crucial part of the squad.

That may not be enough to keep Wright in rugby union, however, with the Brumbies ace open to a return to the 13-man code.

“The whole Brumbies thing genuinely didn’t come up until post season (2018).” Wright told The Scope with Justin Horo podcast.

“The season was fully done mad Monday finished, but I feel like I’ve still got a stone unturned.

“If I was to get an opportunity to go back or whatever you know I’d feel like I’d be able to sort of pounce at the opportunity again.”

That may not happen until after the 2023 World Cup with Wright agreeing a contract extension to remain in the Australian capital.

The wing is unlikely to end his stay midway through a new deal, which is reportedly in contrast to Reds flyer Suliasi Vunivalu.

Vunivalu joined the Queensland outfit at the start of the year from Melbourne Storm, but injuries and off-field issues have limited his opportunities.

According to reports in Australia, the 26-year-old is looking to quit the Reds halfway through his two-year contract.

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