Super Rugby

Height: 180cm
Weight: 91kg
Born: 17/05/1997
Place of Birth: Brisbane, QLD
Senior Club: Easts
Junior Club:
School: Anglican Church Grammar School

Representative Honours
Queensland Under-16s (2013)
Queensland Schoolboys (2014)
Australian Schoolboys (2014)
Queensland Under 20s (2015)
Reds Elite Development Squad (2015)
Queensland Country (2015-2016)
Wallabies development player (2016)
Queensland (2017-)
Australian Under 20s (2017)
Wallabies squad (2017)
Wallabies v Barbarians (2017)


Playing History

Representative Caps Points Debut
NRC: Queensland Country 12 49 (9T)* 2015 v Melbourne Rising, Bond University
Queensland 12 15 (3T) 2017 v Western Force, Perth
Super Rugby 12 15 (3T) 2017 v Western Force, Perth
Test Rugby - - -

Player Bio

Still just 20 years old, Izaia Perese has already established himself as one of the most exciting young prospects in Australian Rugby.

A product of Queensland Rugby’s pathway, Perese first represented Queensland at U16s level in 2013 and made his Super Rugby debut in 2017.

With dynamic speed and power at his disposal, Perese announced his arrival as a player to watch in the 2016 National Rugby Championship season, where he was a dominant force for Bond University Queensland Country. His performances there earned him a call up for the Wallabies spring tour, despite the fact he was yet to play Super Rugby.

He built on those performances in 2017, establishing himself in the St.George Queensland Reds squad, claiming an NRC title with Bond University Queensland Country and taking part in a number of Wallabies tours throughout the year.

Made his Super Rugby debut in Round 2 against the Western Force in Perth. Was a key player for Australian U20s at the World Rugby U20 Championship, scoring a hat-trick in their win over Italy. Named in the Wallabies squad for the opening two Bledisloe Cup Tests. Again featured for Queensland Country in the NRC but missed their grand final win due to Wallabies commitments. Played in an exhibition match for the Wallabies against the Barbarians.
Spent much of the year rehabilitating a serious knee injury, but made a return to the field via Queensland Premier Rugby before returning to form for Queensland Country in the National Rugby Championship. His direct running, fierce defence and constant energy around the field earned him selection as a development player on the Wallabies’ Spring Tour of Europe, where he trained alongside Australia’s Test players for five weeks. He was also named to play for the Wallaby XV against the French Barbarians in Bordeaux, but a corked thigh ruled him out of the match late in the preparations.
Selected to represent Queensland Country in the National Rugby Championship and was a standout in the early rounds, before suffering a season-ending knee injury in the annual Andy Purcell Cup clash against Brisbane City in Toowoomba.

Updated 27/11/2017