Another flying Fijian has re-committed with Brad Thorn’s Reds until 2023.
24-year-old Filipo Daugunu has signed a four-year deal with the Queensland team which could see him press his case for selection in the Wallabies.
Daugunu is finally eligible for the national side after moving to Australia three years ago and signing on with the Reds gives the former football goal-keeper a straightforward run to the Wallabies.
“I’m very happy to stay at Queensland,” Daugunu has said of his new contract.
“I’ve got a lot of good friends here. We’ve developed strong bonds together. We’re a big family at the Reds and I want to be a part of future success here.”
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Former All Black Thorn will enter his third year as head coach of the Reds and will be grateful to have Daugunu’s services back after the wing spent most of 2019 on the sidelines due to a broken arm.
“It’s great to see Filipo Daugunu stay in Queensland for another four years,” Thorn said.
“He’s an amazing athlete. He’s powerful and has great agility. Filipo’s attacking ability has come a long way, but his biggest improvement has been his work in defence.
“Filipo’s come through the NRC with Queensland Country and continues to contribute to our program.”
Daugunu was the Reds’ top try-scorer in 2018 and has notched up 14 appearances for the Queensland side.
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