Jock Campbell commits long-term with St.George Queensland Reds

Tue, Oct 29, 2019, 7:00 PM
Reds Media Unit
by Reds Media Unit

The St.George Queensland Reds have secured another player on a long-term deal with Jock Campbell re-signing for a further three years.

Campbell will remain at Ballymore through 2022 and becomes the 12th player to have now committed long-term to Queensland, in addition to a further six players who have recently re-signed with the Reds for next season and beyond. 

The 24-year-old has risen through the Rugby ranks and was awarded the Reds ‘Rookie of the Year’ in 2019 after making his Super Rugby debut this year.

Reds outside back Jock Campbell said: "I am really excited to extend my time here at Ballymore.

"Queensland is my home, so I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue playing in front of my family and friends.  

“I look forward to being a part of this special organisation for the next three years,” said Campbell. 

Reds head coach Brad Thorn said: “It’s great to have Jock Campbell remain with us for another three years.

“Jock is a genuine product of the club Rugby system who’s come into our program and made the most of his opportunity. 

“He was rewarded for his hard work when he made his Queensland debut this year in Africa. He went on to win our Rookie of the Year award which is a great achievement. We look forward to seeing Jock continue his development here at Queensland,” said Thorn.

A product of The Southport School, Campbell went on to excel in Queensland Premier Rugby and played a key part in three straight Grand Final appearances for the University of Queensland - including two Hospital Challenge Cup premierships in 2017 and 2019. 

Campbell has also been an integral member of Bond University Queensland Country for the past three seasons which included winning the National Rugby Championship (NRC) title in 2017. 

Following his standout form in both the NRC and Queensland Premier Rugby, he was awarded a Reds contract during the 2018/19 pre-season.

Campbell was handed his Super Rugby debut in Round 9 against the Bulls in Pretoria this past season and went on to play eight more matches and score two tries for Queensland.

Meanwhile Harry Hoopert has extended his contract at Queensland for an additional year.

Originally inking a three-year contract extension through 2022 two months ago, the frontrower will now remain at Ballymore through 2023 alongside seven of his fellow Queensland team-mates who have also signed four-year deals. 

Recent St.George Queensland Reds re-signings
Harry Hoopert (2023)
Isaac Lucas (2023)
Izack Rodda (2023)
Harry Wilson (2023)
Fraser McReight (2023)
Tate McDermott (2023)
Angus Blyth (2023)
Taniela Tupou (2023)
Jock Campbell (2022)
Alex Mafi (2022)
Hamish Stewart (2022)
Jordan Petaia (2022)
Liam Wright (2021)
Angus Scott-Young (2021)
Bryce Hegarty (2021)
Brandon Paenga-Amosa (2021)
Feao Fotuaika (2021)
Chris Feauai-Sauita (2020)

Jock Campbell
Position: Outside back
Height: 186cm
Weight: 91kg
Born: 17/05/1995
Place of birth: Inverell, NSW
Senior Club: University of Queensland
Junior Club: Inverell Highlanders
School: The Southport School
Representative Honours: Queensland Sevens (2016), Queensland Country NRC (2017-), Queensland (2019-)
Super Rugby debut: 2019 v Bulls, Pretoria (Queensland)
Super Rugby caps: 9 (Queensland)

Harry Hoopert
Position: Prop 
Height: 191cm
Weight: 111kg
Born: 16/09/1998
Place of birth: Toowomba, QLD 
Senior Club: Brothers
Junior Club: Dalby Wheatmen
School: Toowoomba Grammar School
Representative Honours: Australian Schoolboys (2015), Queensland U20s (2016-2017), Australian U20s (2018), Queensland Country NRC (2018-), Queensland (2018-)
Super Rugby debut: 2018 v Lions, Brisbane (Queensland)
Super Rugby caps: 17 (Queensland)