Hewat signed for the Queensland Reds in 2017. The hard-running number 8 grew up in South Africa and since relocating to Australia has represented the Australian schoolboys and the Queensland U20s for the last three years. Hewat’s leadership was recognized by Head Coach Simon Cron, when he was named Captain of the Australia squad for the Oceania Rugby U20s Championship.
Reece Hewat was selected in the Australian team for the Oceania U20s Championship. He was chosen on the starting team for both games 1 and 2 against Samoa and Fiji, seeing Australia win both games.
2017 Australian Oceania U20s Team, Australian World Rugby U20s Team
After two seasons of injury setbacks, Reece Hewat finally returned to Rugby in 2017 when he helped the Queensland U20s to their second Super U20s Championship title. On the back of that success, Hewat led Australia at the World Rugby U20 Championship before making his Super Rugby debut in the final round against the Highlanders. Injury has prevented Hewat from earning an NRC start but he is now positioned to make his debut for City.