Jordan Petaia signs new deal with Rugby Australia and Reds until 2024


Jordan Petaia has committed his immediate future with Rugby Australia and Queensland Reds after signing a new contract until 2024.

The 22-year-old made his professional rugby career debut with National Rugby Championship side Queensland Country in 2018 with his Super Rugby debut for the Reds coming later in the year against Brumbies.

Petaia was called up to the Australia squad by coach Michael Cheika in early August 2018 but did not make his debut until the 2019 World Cup Pool game against Uruguay at the age of 19.

“I’m very happy and grateful to have re-signed with the Reds and Rugby Australia,” Petaia said.

“We have built something special here at Ballymore and I love being around the playing group and staff in Queensland.

“I have so much room to grow and things to achieve here in Australia and the current environment at the Reds and the Wallabies can help me get there.

“With my immediate future secured, it allows me to focus on improving my game on the field and I’ll be doing everything I can to give myself the best opportunity to be at my best for selections this year and the next.”

Australia head coach Dave Rennie is delighted with Petaia committing his immediate future with the Wallabies and Reds.

“Jordan’s an impressive young man and his re-commitment to Australian Rugby is a massive positive for Reds and Wallabies supporters,” said Rennie.

“He’s an outstanding athlete who’s developing his skill set and game awareness as well as making shifts in his preparation which will ensure he gets the most out of his potential.

“At only 22, he’s still scratching the surface of what he’s capable of as a player and remaining in Brisbane will give him stability to continue to grow off the field as well.”