Luke Morahan (born 13 April 1990) is an Australian rugby union player who currently plays at English club Bristol Bears and has multiple caps with the Australian Wallabies. He plays on the wings or at fullback.

Luke Morahan
Birth nameLuke Morahan
Date of birth (1990-04-13) 13 April 1990 (age 29)
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight95 kg (209 lb; 14 st 13 lb)
SchoolThe Southport School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback / Wing
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014
2017–
Perth Spirit
Bristol Bears
5
35
(10)
(115)
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009–13
2014–17
Reds
Western Force
46
34
(55)
(55)
Correct as of 20 July 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012 Australia 3 (0)
Correct as of 19 November 2016
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2008 Australia 7s

CareerEdit

Morahan has represented the Queensland U-16, Qld Schools and Australia A Schools before entering the Premier Colts (U19) ranks in 2008. He was also one of the top try scorers in the premier competition with 10 tries. He has also represented Australia internationally in the IRB Sevens World Series circuit. He made his 7's debut in the 2008 South Africa Sevens where he was the equal top try scorer with seven tries. He notched up 4 tries in the Wellington leg and his impressive appearance continued when he notched a further 6 tries in San Diego, before joining the Reds academy. He got called up for the Reds making his debut against the Lions in the Super 14 competition before a shoulder injury ruled him out of the season, however Wallaby coach Robbie Deans was sufficiently impressed with the youngster's performances and after a calf injury ruled out Wallaby centre, Stirling Mortlock, Morahan was called up to join the Wallabies on their 2009 Autumn Internationals.

He joined the Australian sevens team for the 2010 Commonwealth Games where his team won the silver medal. He got another call-up from the Wallabies as he was included in their squad for the 2010 Autumn Internationals. Morahan was called up to the Wallabies squad to play the British and Irish Lions following his try against the Lions with the Queensland Reds.

On 20 March 2017, Morahan would leave Australia to travel to England to sign for Bristol Rugby ahead of the 2017-18 season.[1] At the end of the 2017-18 season, Morahan helped his new club to win the RFU Championship league title and promotion to the Premiership.[2] He also finished as the top try scorer in the league that season with 17 tries.[3]

Super Rugby StatisticsEdit

As of 20 July 2016[4]
Season Team Games Starts Sub Mins Tries Cons Pens Drops Points Yel Red
2009 Reds 2 1 1 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 Reds 6 4 2 350 2 0 0 0 10 0 0
2011 Reds 12 10 2 758 6 0 0 0 30 0 0
2012 Reds 17 15 2 1247 2 0 0 0 10 0 0
2013 Reds 9 6 3 536 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
2014 Western Force 7 7 0 544 2 0 0 0 10 0 0
2015 Western Force 15 15 0 1153 5 0 0 0 25 0 0
2016 Western Force 12 12 0 938 4 0 0 0 20 0 0
Total 80 70 10 5582 22 0 0 0 110 0 0

HonoursEdit

Bristol

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bristol to sign former Wallabies utility back Luke Morahan ahead of next season". Sky Sports. 20 March 2017. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Champions! Bristol Rugby win promotion to the Aviva Premiership". Bristol Post. 7 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Championship 17/18 Leading try scorers". Rugby Statbunker. 28 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Player Statistics". its rugby. Retrieved 26 July 2016.

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