Harry Wilson adds to growing list as he re-signs with Australian Rugby

Wed, Apr 26, 2023, 7:55 PM
Rugby Australia
by Rugby Australia
Harry Wilson has re-committed to Australian Rugby until at least the end of 2025. Photo: Getty Images
Harry Wilson has re-committed to Australian Rugby until at least the end of 2025. Photo: Getty Images

Rugby Australia and the Queensland Reds are delighted to announce back rower Harry Wilson has re-committed to Australian Rugby until at least the end of 2025.

Wallaby number 933, Wilson made his debut for Australia against New Zealand in the drawn Wellington Test in 2020, the same year he made his Super Rugby debut for the Reds.

The 22-year-old has gone on to wear the gold jersey in a further 11 Tests, starting on all bar one occasion and scoring two tries.

Originally from Gunnedah before moving to Brisbane as a 10-year-old, Wilson has become a stalwart in the maroon jersey over the past four seasons and notched his 50th cap for Queensland last month.

A successful Rugby pathway product, Wilson represented both the Queensland and the Australian Schoolboys and was named the Queensland U19s player of the year in 2018.

He was also selected in the 2019 Junior Wallabies U20s World Championship campaign, starting at blindside flanker in the final where the side fell agonisingly short of lifting the trophy.

Later that year, Wilson was named the Rising Star of the National Rugby Championship having represented Queensland Country.

Wilson is the latest of a long list of key Australian Rugby talent who have re-signed until at least the British and Irish Lions Tour in 2025.

Wallabies and Queensland Reds back rower Harry Wilson said: “I love playing for Queensland, this is my home."

“We’ve got a great group on and off the field at Ballymore and there’s plenty left for us to achieve in the Queensland jersey.

“It’s an exciting time in Australian Rugby with a Lions Tour and World Cup coming up. I’m very motivated to be a part of it over the next few years.”

Wallabies head coach Eddie Jones said: “Harry needs to work harder to fulfil his talent.”

“I’m sure he will make the right choice and we are backing him 100%.”

Queensland Reds General Manager – Professional Rugby Sam Cordingley said: “Harry had a fair amount of interest from overseas clubs, so it’s great to have him remain in Queensland Rugby through 2025.

“I’m sure he’ll be highly motivated to achieve success with both the Reds and Wallabies over the next two seasons.”

Harry Wilson

Position: Backrow

Height: 195cm

Weight: 106kg

Born: 22/11/1999

Place of birth: Tamworth, New South Wales

Test debut: 2020 v New Zealand in Wellington

Test caps: 12

Super Rugby debut: 2020 v Brumbies in Canberra

Super Rugby caps: 53

2023 eToro Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup Fixtures

Wallabies v South Africa, 5:05pm SAST/1:05am AEST, Saturday 8 July at Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria

Wallabies v Argentina, 7:45pm AEST, Saturday 15 July at CommBank Stadium, Sydney

Wallabies v New Zealand, 7:45pm AEST, Saturday 29 July at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

Wallabies v New Zealand, 2:35pm NZST/12:35pm AEST Saturday 5 August at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin