Super Rugby

Height: 186cm
Weight: 108kg
Born: 27/09/1993
Place of Birth: Viseisei, Fiji
Senior Club: Souths
Junior Club: Sunnybank
School: Brisbane State High School

Representative Honours
Queensland Schoolboys (2011)
Fiji Under 20s (2012)
Queensland (2014-)
Brisbane City NRC (2014-2015, 2017)
Australian Wallabies (2016-)
Wallabies v Barbarians (2017)


Playing History

Representative Caps Points Debut
NRC: Brisbane City 19 70 (14T) 2014 v Sydney Stars, Ballymore Stadium
Queensland 58 105 (21T) 2014 v Highlanders, Suncorp Stadium
Super Rugby 58 105 (21T) 2014 v Highlanders, Suncorp Stadium
Test Rugby 25 25 (5T) 2016 v England, Suncorp Stadium

Player Bio

Samu Kerevi is now in his fifth year as a professional Rugby player and has already notched some impressive milestones.

In recent years he has added National Rugby Championship title, Super Rugby player, Wallabies debut and most recently Reds captain to his list of achievements.

In his first year with the Reds he made his Super Rugby debut and helped guide Brisbane City to the inaugural National Rugby Championship title. In his second year, he was the Reds’ leading attacking threat, trained with the Wallabies in the lead up to The Rugby Championship and helped Brisbane City to an undefeated championship season in the NRC. His third season saw him earn his Wallabies debut against England at Suncorp Stadium in June 2016.

Born in Fiji, Kerevi and his family moved to Australia when he was just seven years old. He grew up in Brisbane and recently made a formal commitment to his adopted nation by becoming an Australian citizen.

Played his 50th cap for Queensland in Round 8 against the Brumbies in Canberra. Selected for the Wallabies in all three matches against Ireland in the June Test series. Returned from a bicep injury to come off the bench for the Wallabies in Test match against All Blacks in Japan.
Named in the Reds leadership group for the 2017 season and took over as on-field captain following a season-ending injury to regular skipper James Slipper. Was named in the Wallabies squad for the June Test series, but suffered an ankle injury in a match against the Blues in Samoa three days later, cruelly ruling him out of the fixtures. Returned to the Wallabies for the first Bledisloe Cup Test - his first time in Australian colours since October 2016, after missing out on the Wallabies Spring Tour and the June Tests due to separate ankle injuries. Represented the Wallabies against the Barbarians and was selected for Australia’s spring tour.
Continued to dominate as one of the Reds’ key attacking players, featuring in 13 games and scoring five tries. Carried this form into Test Rugby, making his Wallabies debut against England at Suncorp Stadium in June. Cemented his spot as the Wallabies starting outside centre before an ankle injury suffered against the All Blacks ruled him out for the rest of the season.
This was a breakout year for the young centre, who featured in all but two of the Reds’ Super Rugby games, starting eight games at inside centre and six at outside. Samu was one of the team’s most potent attacking weapons and led the Reds in run metres (110), tackle busts (42), linebreaks (42) and tries (6). Following Super Rugby he was selected to train with the Wallabies in their preliminary camp ahead of The Rugby Championship. Samu featured in all Brisbane City’s matches in their undefeated National Rugby Championship campaign.
Missed the first half of the season due to an ankle injury. Made his Super Rugby debut for Queensland Reds against the Highlanders and played four games in total, including two starts. Named in Queensland Rugby’s Brisbane City National Rugby Championship squad and was one the standouts of the competition, despite missing three games due to injury, including City’s victorious Grand Final.
Invited to the Australian Under 20s training squad. Demonstrated strong form in Queensland Premier Rugby as one of GPS’ main attacking threats, scoring 11 tries.
Played for Fiji Under 20s alongside his brother Joshua at the 2012 Junior World Championships in South Africa. Joshua played wing outside of Samu at outside centre. Made his Queensland Premier Rugby debut while still a colt at just 19 years old.
Played Queensland Schoolboys Rugby while at Brisbane State High School in 2011. Played in the school’s First XV with future Reds teammates Curtis Browning and Chris Feauai-Sautia.

Updated 04/12/2018