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After impressing throughout this yr’s inaugural Queensland Rugby Challenger Collection and tour of Japan, Queensland Rugby pathway merchandise Connor Anderson and Phransis Sula-Siaosi will be part of the Queensland Reds squad in 2023.

Backrower Anderson will name Ballymore residence for the following two seasons, whereas prop Sula-Siaosi has signed by 2023 to deliver added depth to the Reds ahead pack subsequent yr.

By means of Queensland Rugby’s latest groundbreaking participant improvement initiatives, the Membership Rugby pairing each earned their maiden Queensland cap towards the Saitama Panasonic Wild Knights earlier this month in Kumagaya.

Reds Normal Supervisor – Skilled Rugby Sam Cordingley stated: “We’re happy to welcome one other two real Queensland Rugby pathway merchandise to our squad for 2023.

“Connor and Phransis have each been spectacular for his or her respective golf equipment for numerous seasons now, and so they solely enhanced their reputations through the Challenger Collection and Japan Tour. It is nice to reward their performances with a Reds contract.

“On the Reds, we have been constructed on a robust reference to the group sport in Queensland, however the alternative is clearer than it is ever been with introduction of the Queensland Challenger Collection, and Reds caps and contracts will probably be accessible once more subsequent yr for excellent performers.

“Subsequent yr’s Challenger Collection will develop once more and with the Saitama Panasonic Wild Knights touring to Queensland in 2023, we will probably be maintaining contract positions open for excellent performers.”

Anderson stated: “I am tremendous excited to be becoming a member of the squad in 2023, this has been a dream of mine since I used to be four-years-old.

“Being chosen for the Japan tour and incomes a cap was a large honor and one thing I am extraordinarily grateful for.

“An enormous thanks to my coaches at Wests and the membership. I would not be on this place with out them.

“I am wanting ahead to the problem of Tremendous Rugby and might’t wait to tear on this pre-season at Ballymore.”

Sula-Siaosi stated: “Earlier this yr, my dream of being an expert footy participant nonetheless felt like a great distance away.

“I used to be over the moon to be known as into the squad for the Challenger Collection and thought what an important yr of footy it has been.

“Getting my first cap on the Japan Tour nonetheless feels unreal to consider.

“I am glad I used to be capable of impress Thorny and the workers sufficient to signal me and I am excited to reap the benefits of this chance and make one thing out of it.”

Anderson has loved a breakout 2022 marketing campaign, the backrower successful the StoreLocal Hospital Cup title with Wests and receiving the Alec Evans Medal because the competitors’s finest participant.

The 26-year-old graduated from Brisbane State Excessive Faculty in 2013, and performed for the Queensland U20s facet in 2016.

An Everton Park Roosters junior, Anderson made the transfer to Sylvan Highway in 2017, and has been a everlasting fixture within the Bulldogs pack within the years since.

He featured for Brisbane Metropolis within the 2019 Nationwide Rugby Championship, earlier than incomes choice on this yr’s Challenger Collection with the Reds.

Nonetheless solely 22-years-old, Sula-Siaosi captained Souths within the yr’s Hospital Cup and has risen by the ranks after graduating from St Joseph’s Nudgee School in 2018.

Sula-Siaosi was an Australian Schoolboy the identical yr, touring Eire and Scotland alongside present Reds scrumhalf Spencer Denims.

The prop made his Premier Grade debut the season after, and went on to captain the Magpies in 2022.

Anderson and Sula-Siaosi will report for pre-season coaching at Ballymore subsequent week, with Queensland’s preparations for the 2023 Tremendous Rugby Pacific season set to kick-off on Monday.

The Reds will play 5 residence video games at Suncorp Stadium in 2022, with two at Townsville’s Queensland Nation Financial institution Stadium, together with a Spherical 1 blockbuster towards the Hurricanes.

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Connor Anderson

  • Place: Backrow
  • Peak: 191cm
  • Weight: 107kg
  • Born: 05/13/1996
  • Place of origin: Brisbane
  • Senior Membership: Wests
  • Faculty: Brisbane State Excessive Faculty
  • Queensland debut: 04/11/2022 v Saitama Panasonic Wild Knights, Kumagaya Rugby Stadium, Saitama
  • Queensland caps: 1

Phransis Sula-Siaosi

  • Place: Prop
  • Peak: 174cmWeight: 118kg
  • Born: 07/15/2022
  • Place of origin: West Auckland, New Zealand
  • Senior Membership: Souths
  • Faculty: St Joseph’s Nudgee School
  • Queensland debut: 04/11/2022 v Saitama Panasonic Wild Knights, Kumagaya Rugby Stadium, Saitama
  • Queensland caps: 1


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