Henry Speight makes switch from Brumbies to Queensland Reds

Henry Speight joined Brumbies in 2011
Henry Speight joined Brumbies in 2011

Queensland Reds have confirmed that Australia international Henry Speight will join the Super Rugby club from rivals Brumbies at the end of the ongoing season.

Speight made his professional rugby debut with provincial side Waikato in 2008 with his Super Rugby debut with Brumbies coming three years later. Since then he has made 119 appearances for the Canberra based club scoring 45 tries in it.

He has also represented Canberra Vikings in the National Rugby Championship and also a brief stint with Ulster in 2018.

“Whilst focused on the Brumbies for this season, I am delighted to be joining the Reds and I can’t wait to meet both the team and the fans,” said Speight.

“It’s an exciting time in my life with Louise and I expecting our first child and the opportunity to be around family is something we look forward to.

“I believe Australian Rugby has a great future and I couldn’t be happier to stay here and pursue my goals in Australian Rugby with the Reds.”

The 31-year-old winger made his Test debut for Australia in 2014 against Ireland and has featured in 19 games for the Wallabies since then with his last appearance coming during the November series in 2017. He also made a solitary appearance for Australia in the 2015 World Cup.

“We’re pleased to have Henry here at Queensland. He is a good footballer and a great guy," said Reds head coach Brad Thorn.

“He has performed a great service at the Brumbies. He was well respected and liked down there. He will add a lot to this group on, and equally off the field".