Super Rugby

Height: 189cm
Weight: 99kg
Born: 12/12/1991
Place of Birth: Brisbane, QLD
Senior Club: GPS
Junior Club: Souths
School: Ipswich Grammar

Representative Honours
Fiji Under 20s (2010)
Australian Under 20s (2011)
Queensland (2014-)
Brisbane City NRC (2014-)


Playing History

Representative Caps Points Debut
NRC: Brisbane City 26 57 (11T)* 2014 v Sydney Stars, Ballymore
Queensland 25 20 (4T) v Waratahs, 12 July 2014
Super Rugby 25 20 (4T) v Waratahs, 12 July 2014
Test Rugby - - -

Player Bio

Chris Kuridrani may be following in the footsteps of his father Isei Siganiyavi, a former Queensland winger, but that’s not the only Rugby pedigree in his family.

His older brother, Fijian Test player Nemani Nadolo, has been a revelation for the Crusaders in Super Rugby in recent years, while his first cousin Tevita Kuridrani has grown into one of the key attacking backline weapons for the Brumbies and Wallabies.

While of Fijian heritage, Chris Kuridrani was born and raised in Brisbane. He attended school at Ipswich Grammar where he played First XV and made the move to GPS Rugby Club in his first year out of school, featuring in Premier Colts and Premier Grade.

He was selected to play at the Under 20s Junior World Championships for Fiji in his first year out of school in 2010, and was then contracted to play Rugby League for the Brisbane Broncos, before returning to Rugby in 2011.

Chris suffered a broken leg in 2012 but bounced back in 2013 to feature heavily for GPS, before earning a St.George Queensland Reds Extended Player Squad contract ahead of the 2014 season. He made his Super Rugby debut in 2014.

Added a further 11 caps to his Reds tally, including six in the starting side.
Featured in three games for the Reds in Super Rugby. Represented Brisbane City in the National Rugby Championship.
Featured on the wing in 10 matches, starting in all but two of them. Scored his first-ever try in Super Rugby against the Sharks at Suncorp Stadium. He was a regular starter for McInnes Wilson Lawyers Brisbane City in their Buildcorp National Championship title run, featuring in all but two of their games.
Made his Super Rugby debut for the Reds in their final round match against the NSW Waratahs at Suncorp Stadium. Was one of Brisbane City’s starting wingers for the duration of the inaugural season of the National Rugby Championship, scoring six tries as the side went on to win the competition. Signed on as a member of the Reds’ full squad for the 2015 Super Rugby season.
Playing for GPS Rugby Club alongside fellow Reds team member Samu Kerevi, Chris was a standout performer for the Gallopers throughout 2013, playing every game and helping the club claim the minor premiership and make it through to its first Grand Final since 1996.
Endured significant rehabilitation to recover from a broken leg suffered the previous year.
Having played both league and union growing up, Chris was skilled in both forms of the game but made the decision to return to Rugby Union midway through 2011. He headed back to Ashgrove to rejoin GPS for the remainder of the Premier Rugby season.

Played for the Australian Under 20s alongside cousin and now Wallabies and Brumbies centre, Tevita Kuridrani, as well as fellow Reds Liam Gill and Eddie Quirk.

After the 2011 Junior World Championships, Chris returned to GPS and in his first game back, his Rugby career was put in jeopardy after he suffered a compound fracture in his lower right leg.

*Please note, the scoring in the National Rugby Championship changed from seasons 1 and 2 to season 3. In 2014 and 2015 tries were worth 5 points, conversions 3 points, penalties/drop goals 2 points. In 2016, tries were worth 6 points, conversions/penalty goals/drop goals 2 points.

Updated 19/06/2017