Luke Joseph Morahan

  • 3Caps
  • 856Wallaby Number
  • 31Age
PositionFullback/ Winger
Date Of Birth12 April 1990
Place Of BirthBrisbane
SchoolThe Southport School
Other ClubsKalamunda (W.A.), Bristol (ENG)
ProvinceQLD
Other ProvinceWestern Force
Debut Test Match2012 Wallabies v Scotland, Newcastle
Final Test Match2016 Wallabies v France, Paris

Biography

A classy utility back with electrifying pace Luke Morahan represented Australia at schoolboy level, U20s, and 7s - including the Commonwealth Games - before finally making a Test debut for the Wallabies.

In 2009, Morahan joined the Queensland Reds Academy and won a Super Rugby debut against the Lions at the tender age of 19. Wallaby coach Robbie Deans was clearly impressed by Morahan’s performances when he sprung a major surprise with the selection of the young, 7s specialist to provide cover for injured former-Wallaby captain Stirling Mortlock on the 2010 Spring Tour. Morahan did not play in the Tests but did feature as a replacement in the midweek, uncapped match against the Cardiff Blues.

In 2013 he scored one of the great individual tries - a 70 metre step, weave, chip, chase and regather to score under the posts - for the Reds against the touring British & Irish Lions and was subsequently added to the Wallabies squad for the Test series when Brumbies winger Joe Tomane succumbed to a toe injury. After five consecutive seasons and 46 caps for the Reds, Morahan made the move to the Western Force in 2014 but suffered two injury-interrupted seasons. On the back of a strong 2016 Super Rugby season Morahan found himself back in Wallaby gold where he won another two Test caps.

In 2017, Morahan announced he had signed with RFU Championship side Bristol.

Highlights

2008/09

Represented Australia in the IRB Sevens World Series

2009

Represented Australia at the IRB Sevens World Cup

2010

Morahan was selected in the Australian U20s squad for the third-annual IRB Junior World Championship tournament in Argentina. He won a silver medal as part of the Australian Men’s Sevens team at the XIX Commonwealth Games in India. Morahan was picked in the senior Wallaby squad for the end-of-season Spring Tour.

2012

Won his first Test cap when selected at full-back in the run-on XV in the 6-9 loss to Scotland at Newcastle.

2016

Morahan won his second Test cap off the bench when he replaced Dane Haylett Petty on the right wing in the 2nd Test, 7-23 loss to England in Melbourne. He won selection on the end-of-season Spring Tour where he was picked at fullback in the 25-23 victory over France in Paris.

Luke Joseph Morahan