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Tatafu Polota-Nau and Wycliff Palu handed new deals by ARU and Waratahs

Last Updated: 27/05/13 5:34am

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The Australian Rugby Union and the Waratahs have agreed new contracts with Tatafu Polota-Nau and Wycliff Palu.

Polota Nau has been handed a new three-year- deal, while Palu has committed until 2015.

Polota-Nau, 27, has won 44 caps and although a broken arm means he will miss the series against the British and Irish Lions, he has high hopes for the future.

"I'd like to earn the right to win a few trophies," he said. "The Bledisloe Cup in particular. New Zealand has had that for far too long and I'd like to be around to help Australia get it back."

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The 30-year-old Palu had been linked to a move abroad - with sides in Japan and France interested in his signature - however the 46-Test veteran is delighted to have got his future sorted.

"Playing for the Wallabies and the Waratahs has meant a lot to me," he said.

"Neither were opportunities that I really wanted to give up, but I was also mindful of the fact through the negotiation process that I can't go on forever.

"I've got two children now, so maximising my opportunities to secure their future and that of myself and my partner was the main priority, but the Australian Rugby Union and the Waratahs were very understanding of that, and we all got the outcome we were looking for."

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