Reds re-sign captain Wright, Scott-Young

Tue, 20/07/2021, 12:27 am
by AAP
Liam Wright and Angus Scott Young have re-signed with the Reds. Photo: Getty Images

Key back-rowers Liam Wright and Angus Scott-Young have both signed contract extensions with the Queensland Reds.

Captain Wright and workhorse Scott-Young both passed 50 appearances for the Reds this year and will stay on at Ballymore until at least the end of the 2022 Super Rugby campaign.

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Wright - who made his debut for the Wallabies in 2019 - endured a frustrating 2021 campaign with the 23-year-old sidelined for the majority of the season with a foot injury but he returned in time to play in Queensland's Super Rugby AU grand final win over the Brumbies.

“I love playing in Queensland. I’m excited to keep chasing success with this group and I’m hungry for more time in the maroon jersey alongside good mates,” said Wright.

The 24-year-old Scott-Young, the son of former Wallabies forward Sam Scott-Young, was one of only two players to feature in all 14 of Queensland's games in 2021, starting all but one.

"I’m really excited to be re-signing with the Reds. We achieved something special in Super Rugby AU this year and I’m looking forward to this team going to the next level in 2022 and for me to deliver performances that makes Queensland proud,” added Scott-Young.

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Wright and Scott-Young are two of 11 Reds players to have signed new deals after their successful campaign this year.

Reds General Manager – Professional Rugby Sam Cordingley said: “We are all really pleased that Liam and Angus have committed.

“They are both now 50 cap Reds and managing leadership roles which make them important to the program.

"Angus had his best year in a maroon jersey in 2021 and continues to improve areas of his game.

“Liam’s injury following his first Test season must have been difficult for him, but his application got him back to playing ahead of time to be involved in our title win.

"There’s no doubt that both of them will be out to prove a point ahead of the Rugby World Cup – which will be great for the Reds in 2022."

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