- 22 Age
- 113kg Weight
- 193cm Height
When you look at the next great backrows in World Rugby, Rob Valetini is right up there. Still just 21, Valetini may well have had 40 caps at Super Rugby level if it weren’t for injuries and yet, in 2019 the bustling-backrow was magnificent when on the field and made his Wallabies debut against Samoa before the Rugby World Cup.
Valetini joined the Brumbies as a precocious talent from Melbourne and has grown in both physical stature and maturity in the time since. Capable at six or eight, Valetini loves to do two things, hit people and carry the ball.
The former is something he is still underrated for, but everyone knows not to look away when he gets his hands on the ball. Put simply, there may be a handful of players across the globe with Valetini’s talents. If he can stay healthy, there will be no stopping him in 2020 and beyond.