Usain Bolt has embraced Rugby after a short-lived attempt in Football.

The sprint champion and former football player emerged the talent to be poached by Rugby Union, as Wallabies were quick to cut the Jamaican a cheque.

Shortly after negotiations broke down with A-League club the Central Coast Mariners, the sprint king announced he’s accepted a $3 million deal to play rugby for the Wallabies.

The Wallabies coach Michael Cheika confirmed that Bolt might just be the answer to the team’s recent patchy form.

Cheika said he wants to have Bolt in his starting line up for the Rugby World Cup in Japan next year.