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Sef Fa’agase re-signs with Queensland Reds

Wed, 27/07/2022, 7:57 pm
Nathan Williamson
by Nathan Williamson
The Crusaders hosted the Queensland Reds in the first Quarter Final match.

The Queensland Reds have continued to bolster their front-row after signing veteran prop Sef Fa’agase on a two-year deal.

Fa’agase initially started the year with the Melbourne Rebels, coming off the bench against the Reds in round one.

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He'd play one more match for the Rebels before eventually making the move north as Brad Thorn's men dealt with an injury crisis as Taniela Tupou and Zane Nonggorr were ruled out for the season.

The 31-year-old came into the side in round 12 against the Highlanders, featuring in the final five games of the season.

After stints with New England and Highlanders, Fa’agase was excited to lock his future down in his home state.

“I chose to re-sign with the Reds because it’s my home state, it’s where my journey started," he said in a statement.

“Looking from afar for the last four years, I’ve been really excited about the way this group plays footy, especially the tightness on and off the field which I got a taste for it this year.

“I feel this season, especially towards the backend, there was a lot left out there, so I wanted the chance to hopefully go further next season with this group.

“I’m grateful for the chance to be back here representing Queensland, my partner and my family.”

The deal keeps Fa’agase in Queensland until the end of 2024, having made his debut for the club in 2015.

He featured in 43 games between 2015-18, playing for the Wallabies XV against the Barbarians before joining the Australian wider training squad in 2017.

“Sef made the most of his opportunity as injury cover this season," Reds General Manager of Professional Rugby Sam Cordingley added.

“He has history with the Reds and brings experience and versatility in being capable either side of the scrum.

“He has the opportunity to reach 50 games for Queensland in 2023, so there's plenty of motivation for him next season.”

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