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Jock Campbell re-commits to Australian Rugby

Wed, 04/05/2022, 8:00 pm
Rugby Australia
by Rugby Australia
Jock Campbell scores a try for the Queensland Reds. Photo: Getty Images
Jock Campbell scores a try for the Queensland Reds. Photo: Getty Images

Rugby Australia and the Queensland Rugby Union are delighted to announce Jock Campbell has re-signed for two more years.

The new deal with Australian Rugby will see the outside back remain at Ballymore until at least the end of 2024.

The 26-year-old has been a consistent performer for the Reds in his 44 appearances thus far and started on the wing in their 2021 Super Rugby AU triumph.

His standout form in 2022 has also been recognised at a national level with selection in his first Wallabies training camp earlier this year.

Educated at The Southport School, Campbell cut his teeth in Queensland Premier Rugby for several years, playing a key role in three straight Grand Final appearances for the University of Queensland - including two Hospital Challenge Cup premierships in 2017 and 2019.

Campbell was also represented Queensland Country in the National Rugby Championship for three seasons and won the title in 2017.

Following his standout form in both, he was awarded a Reds contract during the 2018/19 pre-season and earned his Super Rugby debut against the Bulls in Pretoria in 2020.

Queensland Reds outside back, Jock Campbell said: “I’m honoured to have re-signed with Queensland and Australian Rugby."

“The Reds gave me a shot back in 2019 and I’m really proud to be a product of the Queensland pathway.

“I feel I’ve still got plenty of improvement left in my game and I think that Ballymore is the best place for me to make those improvements.

“Being a part of the Wallabies squad this year has only motivated me to reach the next level and I’m doing everything I can to wear the gold jersey in the future.”

Reds General Manager – Professional Rugby Sam Cordingley said: "Jock's story has been a great lesson in perseverance."

"He came through the Queensland club system to get his opportunity with the Reds. He is now approaching 50 games for Queensland and his form has been rewarded with a national contract.

"Jock is a really popular member of the team and we are all looking forward to seeing him reach higher honours in the next few years."

Jock Campbell

Position: Outside back

Height: 186cm

Weight: 85kg

Born: 17/05/1995

Place of birth: Inverell, New South Wales

Senior Club: University of Queensland

School: The Southport School

Super Rugby Debut: 13/04/2019 v Bulls, Pretoria

Super Rugby Caps: 44