Jordan Petaia

  • 19 Age
  • 103kg Weight
  • 191cm Height

Biography

After announcing himself on the world’s stage at the Rugby World Cup in Japan, Jordan Petaia will look to ignite Queensland in 2020.

At 191 centimetres and 103 kilograms, Petaia is an imposing figure in any backline, while his speed, physicality and skill at such a young age bode well for the future.
 
He joined the Reds for pre-season training ahead of the 2018 Super Rugby season while still only 17 years of age.
 
He joined the Reds for pre-season training ahead of the 2018 Super Rugby season while still only 17 years of age.
 
At just 18 years and 24 days, Petaia became the youngest-ever Super Rugby debutant when came off the bench for the Reds in Round 8 against the Brumbies, before going on to play 11 Super Rugby games in 2018.
 
The teenager made his National Rugby Championship (NRC) debut for Bond University Queensland Country in Round 1 of 2018 against the Canberra Vikings and finished the season as the competition’s top try-scorer after crossing for his 10 try during the Grand Final against the Fijian Drua.

Highlights

2019

Picked up where he left off in 2018 with a blistering perfoemance in the Reds opening match against the Highalnders in Dunedin. Season was cruelly ended when he suffered a Lisfranc ligament injury in his ankle in Queensland’s very next game against the Crusaders at Suncorp Stadium in Round 3. Made his return to Rugby for Wests at the backend of the Queensland Premier Rugby season. Went on to be selected in Wallabies World Cup squad for Australia’s campaign in Japan and played three tests for the Wallabies and scored a try in his debut against Uruguay.

2018

Became the Reds’ youngest-ever Super Rugby debutant when he took the field as a replacement against the Brumbies at the age of 18 years and 24 days. Represented the Junior Wallabies at the Oceania and World Rugby U20s Championships. Finished as the competition’s top-scorer with 10 tries in his debut NRC season with Queensland Country.

Representative Honours

Combined States Schoolboys (2016)

Australian Schoolboys Barbarians (2016)

Queensland Schoolboys (2017)

Australian Schoolboys (2017)

Australian U20s (2018)

Queensland (2018-)

Queensland Country NRC (2018-)