Billy Meakes returned to Australian Rugby in 2016 after impressing with English Premiership side, Gloucester where he scored seven tries across 45 appearances. Determined to fulfill his lifelong goal of representing the Wallabies, Meakes returned to the Western Force where his hard running and leadership was there for all to see in this year's Vodafone Super Rugby competition.
Hard running centre Bill Meakes is back in the black and gold Perth Spirit jersey this NRC. Meakes’ 2016 NRC campaign set that platform for a brilliant debut season for the Force and saw the 26-year-old called into the Wallabies squad for The Rugby Championship. Meakes’ ability to beat the first defender as well as make solid hits in defence make him a true midfield weapon.