Southern Districts will have to do without the services of Jamason Fa’anana-Shultz for the rest of the season with the young star on the verge of making the step up to Super Rugby.
Fa’anana-Shultz, a former Queensland under-20s representative, was brought to Sydney by the NSW Waratahs as a development player at the start of the season.
The No.8 made an outstanding start to life in the Shute Shield as, while Souths struggled to find their best form, Fa’anana-Shultz starred.
The Waratahs decided against taking him on but two New Zealand-based Super Rugby clubs, believed to be the Hurricanes and the Blues, have swooped, with both the Wellington and Auckland-based clubs said to be keen on his services.
Fa’anana-Shultz played his last game for the Rebels on Saturday in the 54-36 loss to Sydney University.
There has been some good news for Souths, with captain Marcus Carbone returning from a stint playing in Italy.
The Rebels host Parramatta at Forshaw Rugby Park on Saturday with $5 entry for Cronulla Sharks members.
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