Feao Fotuaika

  • 27 Age
  • 130kg Weight
  • 185cm Height
Feao Fotuaika

Biography

Feao Fotuaika will look to build on his successful maiden Super Rugby season in 2020.

Fotuaika made his Queensland debut in the Reds opening game of 2019 against the Highlanders in Dunedin and crashed over for his very first Super Rugby try in the same game.

His path to playing professional rugby is a genuine feel-good story. Out of shape and lacking motivation, the big prop was on the verge of retirement until he was handed an opportunity of a lifetime. Scouted by Reds physiotherapist and scrum coach Cameron Lillicrap while playing for Brisbane City in the National Rugby Championship (NRC), Fotuaika joined the Queensland squad with the proviso he’d be handed a Reds contract if he lost 10 kilograms. Under the strict regime of Strength and Conditioning head coach Brynley Abad, Fotuaika lost an incredible 16 kilos during this year’s pre-season.

Fotuaika is a product of the Queensland pathway having represented both his state and country at Schoolboys level, as well playing in the National Rugby Championship (NRC) for the past four seasons with McInnes Wilson Lawyers Brisbane City. 

Highlights

2019

Made his Queensland debut against the Highlanders in Round 2 and scored a try in the same match. Finished the season with five Super Rugby caps after being ruled out for the backend of the season with a foot injury.

Representative Honours

Queensland Schoolboys (2011)

Australian Schoolboys (2011)

Brisbane City (2015-)

Queensland Country NRC (2014)

Brisbane City NRC (2015-)

Queensland (2019-)