Josh Mann-Rea has plenty to prove. Photo: ARU Media/Stu Walmlsey

Josh Mann-Rea

  • 38 Age
  • 108kg Weight
  • 181cm Height


Josh Mann-Rea is now 38 years old, so when the Brumbies hooker went down with a season ending hamstring injury against the Rebels last season, Brumbies fans could have been forgiven for thinking they’d seen the last of the experienced rake.

Not to worry, Bongo is back! Yes, lacing them up for another season, Mann-Rea returns to the squad hoping to add a Super Rugby medal to his cabinet. Mann-Rea’s replacement last season, Folau Fainga’a, became a star in his absence and is likely the incumbent for the number-two jersey in 2019. Mann-Rea will push him all the way however and will provide elite cover if needs be.

Perhaps most importantly, Bongo is a standard setter at the Brumbies. If you can outwork him, you’re doing well as his commitment is unmatched. On the field and off it, Josh Mann-Rea is a crucial cog in the Brumbies system, and it’ll be great to have him back this year.