Place of Birth: Auckland, NZ
Senior Club: Souths
Junior Club: Sunnybank
School: St. Joseph's Nudgee College
Queensland Schoolboys (2011)
Australian Schoolboys (2011)
Queensland Country NRC (2017)
2019 will be Caleb Timu’s third season with the St.George Queensland Reds following a successful 2018 that saw him earn his Wallabies debut after strong performances for the Reds.
The 23-year-old back rower returned to Rugby from the National Rugby League’s Brisbane Broncos in mid 2016, but suffered an immediate setback when a knee injury sidelined him for the better part of a year.
He returned to full fitness toward the back end of the 2017 Super Rugby season and asserted his dominance on the NRC as the regular Number 8 for Queensland Country, where his running and offloading game came to the fore.
Although signed from league, Timu has a Rugby background, having played at St. Joseph’s Nudgee College and represented the Queensland and Australian Schoolboys sides in 2011.
Timu signed with the Broncos after high school, where he played for their under-20s side. He left league in 2014 to undertake a two-year Mormon mission in the South Pacific, returning to the club in late 2015.