Place of Birth: Brisbane, Queensland
Senior Club: Easts
School: Anglican Church Grammar School
Queensland Under-16s (2013)
Queensland Schoolboys (2014)
Australian Schoolboys (2014)
Queensland Under 20s (2015)
Reds Elite Development Squad (2015)
Queensland Country (2015-2016)
Wallabies development player (2016)
Izaia Perese is a product of Queensland Rugby’s Pathway system having represented the Queensland Under-16s, the Queensland Schoolboys, Reds Under-20s and most recently Queensland Country.
He was part of the title-winning Anglican Church Grammar First XV in 2014 and went on to represent the Australian Schoolboys. Perese played both Premier Colts and Premier Grade for Easts in BLK Queensland Premier Rugby during 2015.
Perese's form carried on to Bond University Queensland Country in the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship, where he quickly earned a reputation for his damaging runs from wing and centre. His performances in the NRC earned him a contract with the Reds Senior Squad for the 2016 Super Rugby season, but injury hampered his opportunities until late in the year.
His form in the 2016 National Rugby Championship earned him a call up as a development player on the Wallabies’ spring tour, setting him up for a promising 2017 season.
*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.