Super Rugby

Height: 181cm
Weight: 101kg
Born: 17/11/1993
Place of Birth: Auckland, NZ
Senior Club: Souths
Junior Club: Souths
School: Brisbane State High School

Representative Honours
Australian Schoolboys (2009-2011)
Queensland (2012-)
Australian Under 20s (2012)
Australian Wallabies (2013-)
Queensland Country NRC (2015, 2017)

Playing History

Representative Caps Points Debut
NRC: Queensland Country 12 25 (5T) 2015 v Melbourne Rising, Bond University
Queensland 47 55 (11T) 2012 v Lions, Suncorp Stadium
Super Rugby 47 55 (11T) 2012 v Lions, Suncorp Stadium
Test Rugby 2 10 (2T) 2013 v South Africa, Cape Town

Player Bio

Chris Feauai-Sautia will be looking to return to his damaging best in 2018, after missing all of the 2017 Super Rugby season due to injury.

Anyone needing a reminder of Feauai-Sautia’s potential need look no further than his performances for Bond University Queensland Country in their 2017 National Rugby Championship-winning campaign. The 24-year-old was a powerful force at outside centre as Country went from last in 2016 to champions in 2017.

The softly-spoken former Brisbane State High School student is the equal most-capped Australian Schoolboy in history, tied on 11 caps with Newington College’s Hugh Roach, topping the previous marks of nine held by Wallabies stars Quade Cooper and Kurtley Beale.

Such was the buzz surrounding Feauai-Sautia as a teenager, he was signed up to the Reds on a full-time contract while he was still completing his schooling, at just 17 years of age.

Missed much of the season due to a serious knee injury suffered while playing in Japan during the Super Rugby off-season. Made a return to playing via Queensland Premier Rugby, before starring as one of Bond University Queensland Country’s key attacking threats in their title run.
Played nine games for the Reds in Super Rugby, scoring three tries. Went to Japan post Super Rugby on a short-term contract, but suffered a knee injury in his first game.
Chris had arguably one of his strongest seasons in the Reds jersey, running for a total 715m and breaking 31 tackles in the process. He featured in all but one of the Reds’ games, starting at outside centre on five occasions and on the wing in nine matches. He made his Buildcorp National Rugby Championship debut for Bond University Queensland Country, but featured in just three games after suffering a shoulder injury in the annual Andy Purcell Cup clash against McInnes Wilson Lawyers Brisbane City.
A season marred by injury as he was limited to just seven appearances, following an early season foot injury and a dislocated shoulder late in the year.
The 20-year-old added a further 13 Super Rugby appearances to his tally, despite missing several games due to recurrent hamstring issues. The much-talked about winger added to his demand late in the year when called upon by the Wallabies, earning two caps and scoring a try in each.
Earned his Super Rugby debut against the Lions. With his first touch of the ball, Chris latched onto an inside pass to bust through the midfield defence, transferred the ball to scrumhalf Will Genia, before doubling around to receive the subsequent pass and score next to the post. In this small passage Chris highlighted all the foremost assets of his unique strength and speed combination. Chosen in the Australian Under 20 squad for the Junior Rugby World Cup in South Africa.
A hamstring injury in Brisbane State High School’s final GPS game in July of 2011 robbed Chris of his dream of holding the outright title of Australia’s most-capped Schoolboy as he was forced to sit out both 2011 matches against England and New Zealand.

Updated 20/11/2017