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Former Wallaby Chris Feauai-Sautia signs with Brumbies

Thu, 07/10/2021, 9:38 pm
Nathan Williamson
by Nathan Williamson
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The Brumbies have signed former Red and Wallaby Chris Feauai-Sautia for the 2022 Super Rugby Pacific season.

The 27-year-old made his debut for the Reds as a teenager in 2012, going on to play 81 games for the club.

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Feauai-Sautia was a shock omission from their squad in 2021, eventually making the short-term switch to French side Oyonnax.

After the brief stint overseas, the barnstorming centre was thrilled to be back in Australia and playing for the Brumbies.

“I’m really excited to be here in Canberra with the Brumbies," he said in a statement.

“I’ve had some epic battles with the Brumbies playing for the Reds and I’ve always had great respect for the club so it will be awesome to wear the colours and do my best to add to a team that has been building over the last couple of years.

“The club definitely has a reputation for getting the best out of players and working hard, and at this point in my career, I feel like this is the perfect place for me to be.”

Brumbies coach Dan McKellar was full of praise for Feauai-Sautia, believing he can reach the devastating form that saw him selected for the Wallabies in 2013.

“It’ll be great to have a player of Chris’ calibre join our group this season," he added.

“At his very best, Chris has been as threatening a player you will come across in Super Rugby and we believe he can get back to those heights in our program.

“Heading into a new competition where we’re going to be tested every week, it’s important we have depth across the board and with Chris’ experience, it gives us another quality option.

“It’s great for us to have Chris in Canberra already so he’s able to get up to speed and get a good preseason under his belt."

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