Izaia Perese

Troubled Perese grabs Waratahs lifeline after backing out of Bayonne

Perese has agreed to move to France last May after his options were closed off in Australia after he fell out of favour with the Broncos and was stood down following an arrest for drugs possession.

However, he failed to settle comfortably enough in the south of France, featuring in just five Top 14 games (three as a starter in the midfield) and picking up two yellow cards. He headed home to Australia last month and has now started training with the Waratahs in the hope of reviving a career that was tipped for great heights.

Perese has "beast mode" up sleeve: Kerevi

Kerevi, Perese and Fijian flyer Filipo Daugunu will be the enterprising outside backs that could set the Suncorp Stadium crowd alight come Friday, when the Tens take hold of Brisbane.

Kerevi will captain the Reds and he has high hopes for their campaign this weekend.

"Izzy has the switch he can put on and he can just go beast mode," Kerevi said.

"Filipo has amazing feet, he's been training well for us and he played exceptionally well for (Queensland) Country so I am excited to see him out there.