Tate McDermott

  • 21 Age
  • 82kg Weight
  • 179cm Height

Biography

Sunshine Coast product Tate McDermott is fast becoming one of the best scrumhalves in Australian Rugby.

McDermott broke through for his maiden Queensland try in 2019, but it didn’t stop there as he set the Super Rugby world alight scoring four impressive tries in six games for the Reds.
 
At just 19-years-old, McDermott represented Australia in Sevens, while also helping University of Queensland to premierships in both Colts and Premier Grade. In the same year he was also a part of Bond University Queensland Country’s 2017 title-winning NRC campaign.

Highlights

2019

Played 14 matches and only missed the final two games of the season after suffering an ankle injury in Round 16 against the Jaguares. Started in 10 consecutive matches at scrumhalf in in favour of Moses Sorovi. Broke through for his maiden Super Rugby try in Round 5 against the Sunwolves in Tokyo and went on to score a total of four tries in six games for the Reds.

2018

Made his Super Rugby debut for the Reds against the Rebels off the bench in Round 2 of the season in Melbourne. Represented the Australian U20s at the Oceania and World Rugby U20s Championships, captaining the Junior Wallabies against New Zealand and Japan, scoring a try in the latter.

2017

Helped University of Queensland win titles in both Colts and Premier Grade. Featured for Bond University Queensland Country in his debut season of the National Rugby Championship, with the side claiming its first-ever title in the competition.

Representative Honours

Queensland Schoolboys (2016)

Australian Men's Sevens (2016-2017)

Queensland Country NRC (2017)

Australian U20s (2018)

Queensland (2018-)