Plus500 Brumbies add Chris Feauai-Sautia to 2022 squad

Thu, Oct 7, 2021, 8:53 PM
ACT Brumbies Media
by ACT Brumbies Media
Photo: Lachlan Lawson
Photo: Lachlan Lawson

The Plus500 Brumbies have bolstered their outside-back options for the 2022 Super Rugby Pacific season with the addition of Wallaby 876 Chris Feauai-Sautia.

The 27-year-old played 81 times for the Queensland Reds from 2012 to 2020, scoring the first of his 22 tries at just 18 years of age on his Super Rugby debut against the Lions at Suncorp Stadium.

Comfortable on the wing and in the midfield, Feauai-Sautia joins the Brumbies after a season playing in France with Oyonnax.

Plus500 Brumbies outside-back, Chris Feauai-Sautia said: “I’m really excited to be here in Canberra with the Brumbies.”

“I’ve had some epic battles with the Brumbies playing for the Reds and I’ve always had great respect for the club so it will be awesome to wear the colours and do my best to add to a team that has been building over the last couple of years.

“The club definitely has a reputation for getting the best out of players and working hard, and at this point in my career, I feel like this is the perfect place for me to be.”

Plus500 Brumbies head coach, Dan McKellar said: “It’ll be great to have a player of Chris’ calibre join our group this season.”

“At his very best, Chris has been as threatening a player you will come across in Super Rugby and we believe he can get back to those heights in our program.

“Heading into a new competition where we’re going to be tested every week, it’s important we have depth across the board and with Chris’ experience, it gives us another quality option.

“It’s great for us to have Chris in Canberra already so he’s able to get up to speed and get a good preseason under his belt."