Kane Douglas to play Super Rugby for Reds

Brisbane based Super Rugby franchise the Reds and the Queensland Rugby Union
have signed Wallabies Test lock Kane Douglas for the next three years after
he was released from his Leinster contract.

The 26-year-old is an imposing figure standing at 202cm tall and weighing 119kg,
but also brings with him significant experience, having already played 75 Super
Rugby games and 14 Test matches since making the step up to professional Rugby
in 2010.

Douglas made his Super Rugby debut for the Waratahs in 2010 and played his
first Test for the Wallabies in 2012. In 2014 he made the decision to experience
Rugby overseas and moved to Leinster to play in the European Pro 12 competition.

Douglas has returned to Australian shores and said he was looking forward to
this next chapter of his life on and off the field.

“It’s going to be a new challenge for me, but I’m looking
forward to it, ” Douglas said.

“I know a heap of the Reds guys from playing with them at the Wallabies.

“The forward pack has been going really well and I’ve heard good
things about what they’re building, so I’m looking forward to contributing
to it. ”

Originally from Yamba in northern New South Wales, Douglas said he was looking
forward to plying his trade closer to friends and family.

“My family is up that way so I’m sure they’ll be getting
out to watch me play a bit more often. I’m looking forward to living in
Brisbane, ” he said.

While personal circumstance was a contributing factor to Douglas’ decision
to join the Reds, head coach Richard Graham said he was also genuine about his
ambitions.

“Sometimes circumstances align and they work in your favour. Sometimes
they don’t. In the case of Kane we consider ourselves fortunate in that
his family are living in Queensland, ” Graham said.

“That being said, he is an ambitious young guy and has demonstrated how
genuine he is by committing to the Reds for three seasons. He has made it clear
that he wants to be part of an aspirational program and he can be a strong driver
in helping us as we move forward.

“He plays the game in an abrasive manner yet at the same time has good
awareness and skill. His stint overseas with Leinster will have exposed him
to new areas in the game and that will have assisted his development even further.

“We know Kane is aspirational to represent his country again. Following
any potential Wallabies duties, we are looking forward to seeing him in our
program at Ballymore and wearing a Reds jersey. ”

Kane Douglas
Position: Lock
Height: 202cm
Weight: 119kg
DOB: 01/06/1989
POB: Maclean, NSW
School: Maclean High School
Representative honours: Australian Under 20s (2009), Wallabies (2012-)
Super Rugby debut: 2010 v Queensland
Super Rugby caps: 75
Super Rugby points: 10 (2T)
Test debut: 2012 v Argentina, Gold Coast
Test caps: 14

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