Filipo Daugunu makes Queensland Reds comeback ahead of 2025 season

Filipo Daugunu has played 81 Super Rugby games till now
Filipo Daugunu has played 81 Super Rugby games till now
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Queensland Reds have announced that Australia international Filipo Daugunu will return back to the Super Rugby club ahead of the 2025 season.

Daugunu started his professional rugby debut with provincial side Queensland Country in 2017 before making his Super Rugby debut with Reds a year later. He has played 69 Super Rugby games for Reds across six seasons before moving to Rebels ahead of the 2024 season.

During his time with Rebels, he went on to play 12 games and now will return back to Queensland Reds for his second stint. Overall, he has 81 Super Rugby caps for the two clubs combined.

The 29-year-old made his Wallabies debut in 2020 and has seven Test caps to his name. He also represented Fiji Under 20 side in the past.

“Queensland is home for me. It’s where it all started,” Daugunu told the club's official website.

“For me to come back, I’m honoured to be here. There will be a lot of familiar faces. I’m happy.

“For me, it was a good change to go to Melbourne. I played a lot at outside centre and enjoyed the defensive role where you read the play by connecting with your inside centre and the winger on the outside.

"I've spent most of my career playing on the wing. I'm happy to play the position where I'm needed.

“The news has been tough for the Rebels but you have to move on.”

Queensland Reds finished the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific table at fifth place with eight wins from 14 matches.