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Born in New Zealand to Samoan parents, Chris Feauai-Sautia is the equal-highest capped Australian Schools player of all-time.
Such was his promise the powerful running three-quarter was signed on a full contract to the Queensland Reds by coach Ewen McKenzie when he was still a student, at just 17 years old. He lived up to all the high school hype from his first game with the Reds in 2012 when he scored a try with his second touch of the football.
In 2013 he was selected into the Wallaby squad for the Rugby Championship and won a first Test cap against South Africa in Cape Town. A combination of form and injury combined to cruel further international opportunities over the course of the following four years however he returned to his scintillating best with a move to outside centre with the Reds in 2018.
Chris Feauai-Sautia played two Tests for Australia in his one-year of international rugby.
Represented Australian Schools against Tongan Schools and New Zealand Schools. Selected in the Australian Schools squad for the tour to Ireland and the United Kingdom
Represented Australian Schools against Tongan Schools and Fijian Schools. Selected in the Australian Schools squad for the tour to Samoa and New Zealand. 2011 A hamstring injury in Brisbane State High Schools’ final GPS game robbed Feauai-Sautia of his dream to hold the outright title of Australia’s most-capped Schoolboy when he was forced to sit out both Tests against England and New Zealand.
Selected in the Australian U20s squad for the fifth-annual IRB Junior World Championship tournament in South Africa.
Feauai-Sautia made his Test debut from the bench when he replaced Joe Tomane on the left wing in the 8-28 loss to South Africa at Cape Town. He scored Australia’s lone try in that match to become the 90th Wallaby to score a Test try on debut. Feauai-Sautia was selected in the end-of-season Spring Tour squad and won his first run-on XV cap in the 23-15 victory against Scotland at Edinburgh.