Super Rugby: Jono Lance and Tala Gray unveiled by the Waratahs

Last Updated: 13/05/13 5:56am

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The Waratahs have confirmed they have agreed deals to sign Jono Lance and Tala Gray for next season.

Former Australia Under-20s and Sevens international Lance will make the switch from the Reds, with the 22-year-old able to cover at fly-half and centre.

Gray, a 23-year-old back row, joins from Top 14 outfit Biarritz, having previously played Shute Shield rugby for Eastern Suburbs.

And Waratahs head coach Michael Cheika believes the duo will be valuable additions to his squad.


"Jono brings a dual running and ball distribution game, and he is an excellent defender," said Cheika.

"He has all the qualities to fit the profile of what we are looking for. Along with that, he has an excellent character and that is a very important feature in our recruitment criteria.

"At a young age, Tala backed himself to make it over in France. He's the type of player we're looking for.

"Rugged in attack and defence, Tala is a strong ball carrier and a big worker. He also has a bit of edge which I really like in players and he is hungry to prove himself back in Australia."

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