The Melbourne Rebels reveal another exciting signing with Wallabies winger Filipo Daugunu committing to the Club.
The electric international has penned a two-year deal and will become a Melbourne Rebel until at least the end of the 2025 season.
Daugunu signature further strengthens the Rebels 2024 playing squad following the recent signings of Victorian duo Jordan Uelese and Pone Fa’amausili, international stars Lukhan Salakaia-Loto and Darby Lancaster, and the incoming Taniela Tupou, who continues to go from strength to strength in preparation for this year’s Rugby World Cup in France.
Like Tupou, Daugunu’s impact will go far beyond just the rugby field, with the twenty-eight-year-old to be a valuable addition to the Rebels’ long-term Pasifika strategy, which looks to promote and celebrate Pasifika culture and tradition.
The exciting addition also aligns with the Rebels’ long-term TWI strategy, with Daugunu having played alongside Tupou, Alex Mafi, Sam Talakai and Lukhan Salakaia-Loto.
After moving to Australia from Fiji in 2017, Daugunu burst onto the Super Rugby scene in 2018, scoring 37 points and six tries in his debut season.
Just two seasons later, the electrifying playmaker was selected for the Wallabies during their opening Bledisloe match against the All Blacks, scoring on debut.
Daugunu has since accumulated 7 Test Caps for Australia, scoring two tries, while also making 69 appearances for the Reds, scoring twenty-two tries for a total of 120 points over six years of Super Rugby action.