Super Rugby

Height: 197cm
Weight: 108kg
Born: 24/08/1988
Place of Birth: Sigatoka, Fiji
Senior Club: Souths
School: Nadroga Navosa Provincial High School

Representative Honours
Queensland (2016-)
Queensland Country NRC (2016)
Australian Wallabies (2017-)
Barbarians (2017)

Playing History

Representative Caps Points Debut
NRC: Queensland Country 10 15 (3T) 2016 v Canberra Vikings, Bond University
Queensland 30 45 (9T) 2016 v NSW Waratahs, Sydney Football Stadium
Super Rugby 30 45 (9T) 2016 v NSW Waratahs, Sydney Football Stadium
Test Rugby 1 - 2017 v Scotland, Sydney Football Stadium

Player Bio

Eto Nabuli has found comfort and form in his new home of Ballymore, with his most recent season his most successful since returning to his Rugby roots.

Nabuli was a revelation in 2017 as his efforts as the Reds’ leading try scorer in Super Rugby earned him a Test debut against Scotland in June, before he helped Bond University Queensland Country to its first National Rugby Championship title.

Standing at 197cm and weighing 108kg, you could be forgiven for being intimidated by Nabuli’s frame, but the big Fijian is rarely seen without a smile on his face and is as gentle off the field as he is imposing on it.

Although he grew up in Fiji playing the 15-man code, Nabuli’s road to the St.George Queensland Reds came via the NRL

He experienced a rapid rise in his professional career after being spotted by former NRL stars Andrew Johns and Brad Fittler while working as a porter in a Fijian hotel.

He moved to Australia to pursue his dreams and in 2013 he was named in the NSW Cup Team of the Year after scoring 29 tries in his first season.

In 2014 he made his international Rugby League debut for Fiji and starred for the Panthers in their 2014 NSW Cup Grand Final win over Newcastle. He then signed a one-year contract with the Dragons to play in the NRL in 2015 – scoring seven tries in 13 games.

Nabuli joined the Reds ahead of the 2016 Super Rugby season.

A breakout season for the rangy winger, who owned the Number 11 jersey for the Reds and was the side’s leading try scorer – earning him a Wallabies call up in June, when he made his Test debut against Scotland. He featured heavily for Queensland Country in their NRC title-winning campaign, during which time he also represented the Barbarians against the Wallabies.
Made his Reds debut against the Waratahs at the Sydney Football Stadium in Round 1. Represented Queensland Country in the National Rugby Championship. Trained with the Wallabies in their pre-June Test window training camp.
Signed two-year contract with the Reds, joining them for pre-season training following the conclusion of the NRL season.

Updated 20/11/2017