One Percenters

by Sam Phillips and Beth Newman

It's been another rollercoaster week in Australian rugby.

What are some of the moments you missed?

Kerevi's career switch

Australian U20s team manager Michael Grice is the man we have to thank for sparking Samu Kerevi's career as a star centre.

Kerevi had played in the second row throughout much of high school, built more like a forward in his early teens, and as a Grade 11 kid in 2010, he was picked as a lock for Brisbane State High's 1st XV.

Things didn't go as planned and Kerevi found himself in the 2nd XV after just two matches.

Grice, who was coaching the 2nd XV at the time, asked Kerevi if he would consider a switch to the centres and the flying Fijian hasn't looked back since.

Warringah's Wileman a model player

He doesn't have quite  the social media following of Aussie Sevens rookie Charlie Taylor but Seb Wileman is well and truly making his mark away from rugby.

The Warringah Rat and Sydney Rays player is signed with Chadwick Models and has had to forego some games in recent times to honour modelling commitments around the world.


Little outtake from today's shot with @myapotheca and @jezsmithphotography

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Insta inspo for U20s flyhalf

One of the U20s flyhalf prospects this season, Jack McGregor, is rooming with 2016 prodigy Reece Hodge in Melbourne and the elder Rebel is rubbing off on the youngster.

McGregor said Hodge has shown him what it takes to make it in Super Rugby, but he's also been giving him some tips off the field.

"He's taught me how to take a good photo with my top off," McGregor joked..

"I haven't done it yet, he's trying to get me on the bandwagon but I'm not giving in."

 Force star thinking ahead

One Force Test player is preparing for every option when it comes to Super Rugby’s future, already agreeing in principle to a move interstate and to remain part of Cheika's Rugby World Cup plans should the team be cut ahead of the 2018 season.