McReight re-signs for two more years

Wed, Mar 15, 2023, 7:58 PM
Rugby Australia
by Rugby Australia
Fraser McReight has re-signed until the end of 2025. Photo: Getty Images
Fraser McReight has re-signed until the end of 2025. Photo: Getty Images

Rugby Australia and the Queensland Rugby Union are delighted to announce backrower Fraser McReight has re-signed with Australian Rugby until the end of 2025.

Wallaby number 937, McReight's new two-year-deal will see him remain at Ballymore and on home soil until at least the 2025 British and Irish Lions Tour.

The 24-year-old made his Wallabies debut in 2020 alongside club teammate Tate McDermott and has gone onto wear the gold jersey on 10 occasions, including six starts in the number seven jersey.

A workhorse around the field who enjoys the contest at the breakdown, McReight scored two tries in his first run-on appearance for his country, in the side's eight-point win over World Cup Champions South Africa in Adelaide last year.

Born on the Sunshine Coast, McReight is an exceptional example of the Australian Rugby pathways at work, playing his junior Rugby at the Albany Creek Brumbies before attending Brisbane Grammar School where he earnt Queensland and Australian Schoolboy honours.

From there he captained the Junior Wallabies side who finished runners-up in the 2019 U20s World Championships in Argentina and was awarded back-to-back Australian U20s player of the year awards in 2018 and 2019.

He would go on to make his Super Rugby debut for the Reds in 2019 and is closing in on his 50th cap for his state having captained Queensland for the first-time last season.

The openside flanker has been a mainstay in the Reds pack since his debut, playing 47 games and scoring seven tries in the maroon jersey. He also captained Australia A last year.

Wallabies and Queensland Reds backrower Fraser McReight said: “I love playing for Queensland, it’s my home, so I’m super excited to be able to play here for another two years."

“This team has plenty left to achieve and I want to be here when we do. I’m really enjoying my time here working hard with the boys and the staff, which makes coming into work very enjoyable.”

“I love representing my state and country and that’s my first priority. It’s an exciting time in Australian Rugby with a new coach, World Cup and Lions tour coming up. I’m looking forward to being a part of it.”

Wallabies head coach Eddie Jones said: “Fraser is a player with plenty of potential and to have him re-sign with Australian Rugby is outstanding.”

“He’s made a good start to the year with Queensland and we’re looking forward to watching him closely throughout the Super Rugby Pacific season.”

Queensland Reds General Manager – Professional Rugby Sam Cordingley said: “It has been pleasing to have seen Fraser’s progression from our academy to the Wallabies in such a short period of time.

“It’s great to have him recommitted through 2025, I know he’ll have his sights set on success at both the Reds and Wallabies.”

Fraser McReight

Position: Backrower

Height: 184cm

Weight: 102kg

Date of Birth: 19/2/1999

Place of Birth: Buderim, QLD

Test debut: 2020 v New Zealand, Sydney

Test caps: 10

Super Rugby debut: 2019 v Brumbies in Brisbane

Super Rugby caps: 47

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