Sekope Kepu returns to Waratahs from Bordeaux
Last Updated: 03/06/16 6:50am
Former Australia prop Sekope Kepu is returning to the New South Wales Waratahs in Super Rugby on a three-year contract.
The 30-year-old Kepu made 63 test and 96 Super Rugby appearances from 2008-2015 before spending the past European season with Bordeaux.
Kepu had signed with Bordeaux until 2018, but the French side announced the 30-year-old would be released for "family reasons".
A statement from Bordeaux read: "President Laurent Marti and Sekope Kepu have today agreed to cancel the contract that runs until June 2018.
"This resolution was entered into after a request from the player to return to Australia for family reasons. The two parties part on very good terms and we wish Sekope Kepu good luck with the rest of his career."
Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson is delighted to land the players and strengthen his squad.Gibson said: "He will be a great addition to the squad and will strengthen our front-row options."