- 25 Age
- 101kg Weight
- 181cm Height
After missing the entire 2017 Super Rugby season due to injury, Chris Feauai-Sautia returned to the field in 2018 and played eight matches for the St.George Queensland Reds and scored two tries.
Anyone needing a reminder of Feauai-Sautia’s potential need look no further than his performances for Bond University Queensland Country in their 2017 National Rugby Championship-winning campaign. The 24-year-old was a powerful force at outside centre as Country went from last in 2016 to champions in 2017.
The softly-spoken former Brisbane State High School student is the equal most-capped Australian Schoolboy in history, tied on 11 caps with Newington College’s Hugh Roach, topping the previous marks of nine held by Wallabies stars Quade Cooper and Kurtley Beale.
Such was the buzz surrounding Feauai-Sautia as a teenager, he was signed up to the Reds on a full-time contract while he was still completing his schooling, at just 17 years of age.
Earned his 50th Queensland cap in a win over the Bulls at Suncorp Stadium. Returned from injury and played 10 matches, only to sit out the backend of the season with further injury. He returned in Round 5 of the NRC with Queensland Country and went to play five matches, including the 2018 Grand Final against the Fijian Drua.
Missed much of the season due to a serious knee injury suffered while playing in Japan during the Super Rugby off-season. Made a return to playing via Queensland Premier Rugby, before starring as one of Bond University Queensland Country’s key attacking threats in their title run.
Played nine games for the Reds in Super Rugby, scoring three tries. Went to Japan post Super Rugby on a short-term contract, but suffered a knee injury in his first game.
Chris had arguably one of his strongest seasons in the Reds jersey, running for a total 715m and breaking 31 tackles in the process. He featured in all but one of the Reds’ games, starting at outside centre on five occasions and on the wing in nine matches. He made his Buildcorp National Rugby Championship debut for Bond University Queensland Country, but featured in just three games after suffering a shoulder injury in the annual Andy Purcell Cup clash against McInnes Wilson Lawyers Brisbane City.
A season marred by injury as he was limited to just seven appearances, following an early season foot injury and a dislocated shoulder late in the year.
The 20-year-old added a further 13 Super Rugby appearances to his tally, despite missing several games due to recurrent hamstring issues. The much-talked about winger added to his demand late in the year when called upon by the Wallabies, earning two caps and scoring a try in each.
Earned his Super Rugby debut against the Lions. With his first touch of the ball, Chris latched onto an inside pass to bust through the midfield defence, transferred the ball to scrumhalf Will Genia, before doubling around to receive the subsequent pass and score next to the post. In this small passage Chris highlighted all the foremost assets of his unique strength and speed combination. Chosen in the Australian Under 20 squad for the Junior Rugby World Cup in South Africa.
A hamstring injury in Brisbane State High School’s final GPS game in July of 2011 robbed Chris of his dream of holding the outright title of Australia’s most-capped Schoolboy as he was forced to sit out both 2011 matches against England and New Zealand.
Australian Schoolboys (2009-2011)
Australian Under 20s (2012)
Australian Wallabies (2013-)
Queensland Country NRC (2015, 2017-)