Lukhan Salakaia-Loto re-signs with QRU and RugbyAU

Thu, Nov 14, 2019, 8:00 PM
Rugby Australia
by Rugby Australia

Qantas Wallabies forward Lukhan Salakaia-Loto has re-signed with Rugby Australia and Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) until the end of 2022.

The 23-year old has inked a new deal on the back of the Wallabies Rugby World Cup campaign in Japan, where Salakaia-Loto featured prominently both in the starting side and as a finisher.

After making his International debut in Bloemfontein in 2017, Salakaia-Loto has since earned 21 Test caps including all ten Wallabies matches this year.

Qantas Wallabies backrower Lukhan Salakaia-Loto said: “I’m very happy for my family and I to be staying here in Queensland for the next couple of years.

“What we’ve got building at the Reds is exciting and I’m very fortunate to be a part of what’s to come in the near future.

“I’ve enjoyed my time with both the Reds and Wallabies so far and future success and opportunities with both squads is what helped make my decision an easy one,” Salakaia-Loto said.

Salakaia-Loto will return to training with the Queensland Reds next month ahead of the 2020 Vodafone Super Rugby season.

Lukhan Salakaia-Loto

Position: Backrow/Lock

Height: 198cm

Weight: 121kg

Born: 19/09/1996

Place of birth: Auckland, NZ

Super Rugby debut: 2016 v Bulls, Pretoria (Queensland)

Super Rugby caps: 34 (Queensland)

Test debut: 2017 v South Africa, Bloemfontein (Australia)

Test caps: 21 (Australia)