From the first glimpses Brumbies fans were treated to of Kuridrani during the trial game against the Force in Darwin, the Fijian native has not failed to live up to his hype, cutting through defensive lines and causing wingers and fullbacks headaches whenever he’s involved with play.
Kuridrani’s extra-long legs allow him to glide past would-be defenders while a deadly fend and subtle left-foot step are enough to keep the best of defenders second guessing.
After representing Fiji at Under 20’s level in 2010, Kuridrani switched his allegiances to his adopted country of Australia. He made his Australian Sevens debut in Dubai later in 2010, travelling the globe with the shortened version’s rep team until the end of 2011.
Since arriving from the Reds as a wide-eyed teenage in 2012, Kuridrani has evolved to become one of the Super Rugby competition’s most respected defenders.
Kuridrani’s ability to read a play and move out of the line to shut it down is un-coachable and the envy of any defence coach.
He has become an established player at national level and was included in the 2015 Rugby Championship squad, scoring the winning try against South Africa in the dying seconds of the match. His performances earned him a place in the Australian 2015 RWC squad.
In September 2017 he signed a deal with the Brumbies & ARU that will see him stay in Australia until 2019.
To date Kuridrani has 90 Brumbies caps, scoring 19 tries since making his debut in 2012.
He earned his 50th cap for the Wallabies against South Africa during the 2017 Rugby Championship, he has scored 15 test tries.
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