Caleb Timu


Caleb Timu is a powerful running No.8 with sublime skills who walked away from a career in rugby league to establish himself as one of Australian rugby’s premier loose forwards. Born in Auckland to Samoan parents, Timu began playing rugby in U8s, before moving on to attend rugby nursery Nudgee College. Timu represented the Australian Schoolboys in 2011 but then signed with the NRL’s Brisbane Broncos, starring in a U20s State of Origin match for Queensland. A two-year Mormon mission put a pause on his rugby league career and when he returned to Australia, he returned to the Broncos. Timu was given an early release from his NRL contract to switch to the Reds in 2016, before an ACL injury ended his season before it began. A superb 2017 season put those memories to bed, with the backrower a standout in the NRC for Queensland Country, and his 2018 Super Rugby form propelled him into Test calculations.



Represented Australian Schools against England Schools alongside Sean McMahon and Allan Ala’alatoa.


Timu made his international debut in Brisbane, running on in the number 8 jersey for the Wallabies who defeated Ireland 18-9.