Rising stars sign long-term deals with Reds
NEWS: The Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) announced that scrumhalf Tate McDermott and loose forward Fraser McReight have signed with the Queensland Reds for a further four years.
The livewire McDermott rose to prominence this season under the guidance of Brad Thorn at the Reds with a Wallabies debut seemingly on the horizon for the 20-year-old.
NEWS | The QRU today announced scrumhalf Tate McDermott and backrower Fraser McReight have signed with the https://t.co/4mSQR9jEpE Queensland Reds for a further four years.
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McDermott said: “I’m excited to sign for another four years with Queensland – a team I’ve not only grown up watching, but supported my whole life.
“With Brad and his coaching team, we are starting to build something incredibly special, attempting to not only restore the pride but continue the legacy associated with the maroon jersey.
“I cannot wait to make my mark on the Queensland Rugby landscape. There’s a lot of hard work still to be done before the start of the 2020 season, but alongside some of my best mates, I can’t wait to rip in.”
McDermott burst onto the scene in 2017 after making his debut for the Australian Sevens side in Wellington where he scored three tries, before featuring in Queensland Country’s National Rugby Championship (NRC) title-winning campaign later that year.
The Sunshine Coast product made his Super Rugby debut for the Reds in 2018 and also went on to skipper the Junior Wallabies for two games during last year’s U20s World Championships in France.
McReight made his Super Rugby debut against the Brumbies in Round Six this year, before he captained the Junior Wallabies to a Grand Final appearance against France at the 2019 Under-20s World Championships in Argentina.