Place of Birth: Brisbane, QLD
Senior Club: GPS
Junior Club: Souths
School: Ipswich Grammar
Fiji Under 20s (2010)
Australian Under 20s (2011)
Brisbane City NRC (2014-)
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.
*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.