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Welcome to the official rugby CV of Australian international Luke Morahan. The Brisbane born utility back represented Queensland U16, Queensland Schools and was called up to represent Australia A Schoolboys in 2007, scoring a try in their defeat of Samoa. He then entered the Brisbane Premier Colts U19 squad in 2008 before being selected to represented Australia Sevens in the 2008 IRB Sevens World Series circuit making his Sevens debut in the South Africa leg. He was the equal top try scorer with seven tries and notched up 4 tries in Wellington. His impressive appearance continued when he scored a further 6 tries in San Diego. He also got the opportunity to tour Europe with the Reds Development side.
In 2009 Morahan joined the Queensland Reds Academy and got called up for the Reds making his debut against the Lions in the Super Rugby Competition at the age of 19. Unfortunately after two caps for the Reds he was ruled out for the rest of the season due to a shoulder injury. However Wallabie coach Robbie Deans was sufficiently impressed with the youngsters performances and called Morahan up to join the Wallabies on their 2009 Autumn Internationals.
In 2010 Morahan continued his playing career with the Queensland Reds playing 6 matches and scoring 2 tries. The classy outside back was then called up to represent Australia Sevens at the Commonwealth Games winning a silver medal and also went on the Wallabies Tour to Munster and Leicester. During his third season for the Reds in 2012, Morahan played a pivotal role in the team and tallied up a further 6 tries while earning 12 more caps for the Queensland Super Rugby side. He was an influential player in University’s second Queensland Premier Rugby trophy victory in three seasons and topped off a successful year when he made his International debut for the Wallabies against Scotland.
The utility back played 9 matches and scored a try for the Reds during the 2013 Super Rugby Season, featuring heavily in the Reds clash with the British and Irish Lions. Morahan was again selected in the Australian Sevens side for the Rugby World Cup Sevens.
After five consecutive seasons and 46 caps for the Queensland Reds, Morahan made the move to Perth in 2014 when he signed for the Western Force for 2 seasons. The evasive back started off his Force career strongly, playing 7 matches for the Western Force and scoring 2 tries but unfortunately his 2014 Super Rugby season was cut short due to a hamstring injury. Morahan made his post-injury return to the field for the Perth Spirit playing 5 matches for them in the Buildcorp NRC. Morahan showed his true class for the Western Force in 2015, making 15 starts and scoring 5 tries for the Western Australian club.
Entering into his ninth Super Rugby season, Morahan decided to stay on with the Western Force for the 2017 season, off the back of a suburb 2016 Super Rugby season that earned him his second Wallabies cap.
Morahan is a sharp outside back that provides genuine pace to the Western Force backline. A prodigious talent, Luke Morahan is considered one of the most exciting young attacking backs in Australian rugby.
DATE OF BIRTH: 13 April 1990
POSITION: Utiliy, Wing, Fullback, Centre
HEIGHT: 1.88 cm
WEIGHT: 95 kg
Western Force (12 caps, 4 tries)
Perth Spirit - NRC (3 games, 5 tries)
Western Force (15 caps, 5 tries)
Western Force (7 caps, 2 tries)
Perth Spirit - NRC (5 games)
Queensland Reds (9 caps, 1 try)
Australia Sevens - Rugby World Cup Sevens
Queensland Reds (17 caps, 2 tries)
Australia (debut against Scotland)
Queensland University’s (Premier Rugby winners)
Queensland Reds (12 caps, 6 tries)
Queensland Reds (6 caps, 2 tries)
Australia Sevens - Commonwealth Games silver medal
Australia - Europe tour
Queensland Reds Academy
Queensland Reds (2 caps)
Brisbane Premier Colts U19
Queensland Reds Development squad
Australia A Schoolboys