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Nabuli extends Reds stay

By Peter Thompson
Reds and Australia wing Eto Nabul

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Wallaby test wing Eto Nabuli has signed a one-year contract extension with the Reds.

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The Fijian-born flyer switched codes to join the Queensland Super Rugby franchise from St George Illawarra Dragons ahead of the 2016 season and has proved to be a shrewd acquisition.

An ever-present player for the Reds in Super Rugby this year, Nabuli has scored eight tries for Nick Stiles’ men – including a hat-trick against Western Force.

The 28-year-old was rewarded with a first Wallabies cap against Scotland last month and has agreed terms to extend his stay with the Reds.

“I’m happy to be with the Reds again next year.” Nabuli said.

“I’ve really enjoyed the season and my time with the boys and I hope we can grow again for next year and get some more wins.”

Reds head coach Stiles said: “It’s been great to see Eto come out of his shell this season and play to his potential.

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“When he joined the Reds last season it took him a while to get comfortable back in rugby [union], but he’s really hit his stride this year and is playing with a genuine enjoyment and that’s coming out in his performances.

“It’s been a disappointing season in terms of results, but we’ve seen growth in the side throughout the year and we’re building toward a strong 2018.

“Securing a guy like Eto for next year, along with a number of other talented, hungry young footballers across a range of positions helps us as we continue to work to get Queensland back to where we want to be.”

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