Henry Speight

Super Rugby Caps 108

 

Height Weight
186cm 97kg
Born Hometown
24 / 03 / 1988 Fiji

BIO

The Flying Fijian returns to the Brumbies for another season in 2019, having spurned offers abroad to stay in the Capital.

Speight has been a star for the Brumbies since making his debut for the side against the Chiefs in 2011, the winger scoring 41 tries during his 108 games for Australia’s most successful franchise.

Speight had a landmark year in 2018. With seven tries, 15 line-breaks (6th overall in Super Rugby) and 45 tackle busts, Speight was at his usual best with ball in hand for the Brumbies.

He also reached a personal milestone in becoming the first Fijian-born player to reach 100 Super Rugby caps, an inspiration to Brumbies teammates and fellow-Fijians around the rugby community.

Born and raised in Suva, Speight moved to New Zealand in his late teens to attend Hamilton Boys High School where he excelled as a rugby player, earning selection for Waikato in the ITM Cup during his final year of high school.

The flyer would play four seasons for Waikato, making 34 appearances and scoring eight tries before linking up with the Brumbies.

After some standout seasons for the Brumbies in Super Rugby, Speight finally became eligible for the Wallabies in 2014 and was promptly selected for the Spring Tour of Europe.

Speight would debut against Ireland on tour and go on to become a Wallaby regular, earning selection for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Though included in the Wallabies training squad in 2018, game-time in gold didn’t come for Speight. An opportunity to go on-loan to Ulster in Ireland presented itself and the Brumbies third all-time top try-scorer accepted it with both arms.

A chance to get a fresh perspective with a new team, Speight will be back with the Brumbies in time for preseason, fresh and ready to push for a Super Rugby Championship.

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