Liam Gill has has re-committed to the Queensland Reds on a one year deal that will see him remain in a Reds jersey for 2016.
The 23-year-old has been in career-best form in 2015, featuring in all but one of the Reds’ matches this season and leads the competition for turnovers forced, with 28 so far this year.
He is also the best in the competition for ruck involvements and third overall in back-row players for runs, with 133 this season.
Gill made his Queensland and Super Rugby debut in 2011 and has since earned 64 caps for Queensland. He made his Wallabies debut in 2012 and has 15 caps for Australia.
Gill said he was looking forward to another year at Ballymore and the opportunity to improve on this year’s performances.
“I’ve got a lot of pride in the Reds jersey and that passion for Queensland played a big part in me staying,” he said.
“Queensland has been huge in my development and I didn’t want to walk out on the club. It’s good to know I’ll be here next year. I now have a new focus which is to help return the club to winning ways. We’ve got a lot of promising young guys in the squad which we need to continue to develop and if we do that, we’ve got a bright future.”
The Reds play the Waratahs in Sydney tomorrow in the 300th Rugby Union encounter between the two sides since Queensland and New South Wales first met in 1882.
School: St. Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace
Representative honours: Australian Schools (2009), Australian Sevens (2009-2010), Commonwealth Games Sevens (2010, 2014) Australian Under 20s (2010-2012), Queensland (2011-), Australian Wallabies (2012-), Brisbane City NRC (2014).
Super Rugby debut: 2011 v Brumbies
Super Rugby caps: 64
Super Rugby points: 35
Test Rugby debut: 2012 v New Zealand
Test Rugby caps: 15