Jordan Petaia

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Jordan Petaia
Date of birth (2000-03-14) 14 March 2000 (age 18)
Place of birth Victoria, Australia
Height 190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 98 kg (15 st 6 lb; 216 lb)
School Brisbane State High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing / Centre / Fullback
Current team Queensland Reds
Youth Career
2016–2017 Brisbane State High School
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2018– Queensland Country 2 0
Correct as of 9 September 2018
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2018– Queensland Reds 11 (10)
Correct as of 13 July 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2017
2018
Australia Schoolboys
Australia U20
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Jordan Petaia (born 14 March 2000) is an Australian rugby player currently playing for the Queensland Reds in the Super Rugby. Petaia's position is fullback. During his time at Brisbane State High School Petaia spent time playing on the wing for the 2016 1st XV Preimership team and in his final year played fullback.[1]

Early life[edit]

Petaia was born in Victoria in 2000, however, he was raised in Brisbane, Queensland.[2] Petaia cited former Queensland Reds player Will Genia in the 2011 Super Rugby Final as a turning point in his journey in becoming a professional rugby player.[3]

Rugby career[edit]

Petaia made his Super Rugby debut on 7 April 2018, round 8, against the Brumbies at GIO Stadium, Canberra. The Queensland Reds lost 45–21.[4][5][6] Petaia scored his first ever try in the Super Rugby and for the Queensland Reds in round 14 against the Hurricanes, losing narrowly, 38–34 in Wellington.[7][8][9] Petaia's second try came against rivals the New South Wales Waratahs in round 16. The Queensland Reds lost at home – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane – 41–52.[10]

International career[edit]

Australia[edit]

Petaia was called up to the Australia squad by coach Michael Cheika in early August, before Bledisloe Test One in Sydney, New South Wales.[11] However, he did not make the final team to play against New Zealand.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ticker, Jim (4 July 2018). "Super Rugby: Queensland Reds put Jordan Petaia in hot seat for Melbourne Rebels clash". The Courier Mail. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  2. ^ Phillips, Sam (5 April 2018). "Reds name youngest Super Rugby debutant in history". Rugby.com.au. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  3. ^ Payten, Iain (8 August 2018). "The moment Will Genia inspired Jordan Petaia to be a Wallaby". Rugby.com.au. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Brumbies v Reds". Nine's Wide World of Sports. 7 April 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  5. ^ Doran, Christy (7 April 2018). "Super Rugby: Brumbies beat Reds 45-21 in crucial Canberra clash". Fox Sports Australia. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  6. ^ Caffrey, Oliver (8 April 2018). "Super Rugby: Brumbies score big win over Reds". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  7. ^ Ticker, Jim (19 May 2018). "Super Rugby: Queensland Reds suffer narrow loss to Hurricanes". The Courier Mail. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Lam double as Hurricanes beat Reds 38-34 in Super Rugby". Daily Mail. 18 May 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Reds beaten by Hurricanes in Super Rugby". SBS News. 18 May 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Queensland Reds vs. New South Wales Waratahs". ESPN. 2 June 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  11. ^ Newman, Beth (5 August 2018). "Teenager Petaia bolts into Wallabies' Bledisloe camp". Rugby.com.au. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  12. ^ Newman, Beth (12 August 2018). "Hodge coy on move to no.13 as Cheika names Wallabies squad for Bledisloe". Rugby.com.au. Retrieved 10 September 2018.