Liam Wright

  • 22 Age
  • 101kg Weight
  • 194cm Height
Liam Wright

Biography

Liam Wright continues to go from strength-to-strength as he asserts himself as a genuine workhorse in Australian Rugby.

The backrower broke through for his Wallabies debut after he came off the bench against New Zealand at Eden Park during the 2019 Bledisloe Cup series.
 
Wright placed second to Samu Kerevi for the Pilecki Medal as the St.George Queensland Reds best player in 2019 after polling 228 votes. He was also the only member of the Reds squad in 2019 to not only play but start in every match during the Super Rugby season. He only missed a total of 12 minutes of actual Rugby after being subbed off in the backend of three matches for Fraser McReight in Round 6, 7 and 8. He also finished as the second-highest in Super Rugby for most tackles won (180) last year.

2020 will be Wright’s third season with the Reds after he came off the bench for Queensland debut against the Rebels in Round 2 and went on to play 12 matches for Queensland in 2018.

His 2017 season included an undefeated national title with the Queensland U20s, Player of the Year honours with the Australian U20s, a National Rugby Championship title with Bond University Queensland Country, an exhibition game for Australia against the Barbarians and a call up to the Wallabies spring tour as a development player. 

Highlights

2019

Finished runner-up to Samu Kerevi for the Pilecki Medal as the Reds best player in 2019 after polling 228 votes. Only Reds player to start in every match during the Super Rugby season. Only missed a total of 12 minutes the entire year when he was subbed off in the backend of three matches for Fraser McReight in Round 6, 7 and 8. Finished second-highest in Super Rugby for most tackles won (180) during 2019.

2018

Made his Super Rugby debut for the Reds as a replacement against the Melbourne Rebels in Round 2. Played two matches for Queensland Country in the NRC, before being ruled out for the remainder of the season with a hamstring injury.

2017

Claimed back-to-back national U20s title during an undefeated season with Queensland U20s. Represented Australian U20s in Georgia and was named player of the year. A member of Queensland Country’s NRC-winning campaign. Represented the Wallabies against the Barbarians in an exhibition match. Selected as a development player for the Wallabies spring tour.

2016

A member of the Queensland U20s side which claimed the national title. A member of the Australian U20s side. Made his Queensland Country debut in their upset win over the NSW Country Eagles at Clive Berghofer Stadium in Toowoomba.

Representative Honours

Queensland U20s (2016-2017)

Australian U20s (2016-2017)

Queensland Country NRC (2016-2017)

Wallabies v Barbarians (2017)

Wallabies squad (2017)

Queensland (2018-)

Wallabies (2019-)