- 24 Age
- 105kg Weight
- 193cm Height
Irae Simone always had the potential to play at Super Rugby level, but the move from Sydney to the Brumbies, seemed to give him the platform to show his talent. Born in Auckland, Simone moved to Australia in 2014 and spent two years playing rugby league with South Sydney.
Upon his switch to Union, he first burst into prominence in 2016 when he was named as Shute Shield Rookie of the Year after a standout season for Norths, playing alongside fellow future Brumby, Will Miller.
In 2019, Simone was breathtaking at times, his ability to use power and finesse proving a tall task for defences across the competition.
He finished up with three tries in his 17 appearances, the pick of those a brilliant finish against his former side, the Waratahs, in a famous Brumbies victory.
Simone will look to kick on in 2020 in his second year with the Brumbies.