Full name Luke J. Morahan
Born April 13, 1990, Brisbane
Current age 23 years 242 days
Major teams Australia Under-20s, Reds, Australia
Position Fullback, Wing
Height 6 ft 2 in
Weight 209 lb
|Only Test||Australia v Scotland at Newcastle, Jun 5, 2012 match details|
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A prodigious talent, Luke Morahan is considered one of the most exciting young attacking backs in Australian rugby.
A product of the Reds Academy, Morahan made his Super Rugby debut for the franchise aged just 19, against the Lions in Brisbane in 2009. His season was cut short by a shoulder injury but he did enough to catch the eye of Wallabies boss Robbie Deans, who included the youngster in his squad for the end-of-year tour of Europe. Morahan repaid the Kiwi's faith in him by notching shortly after coming on as a replacement in the mid-week clash with Cardiff Blues.
Morahan, who is also a noted Sevens player, made just six appearances for the Reds in 2010 but underlined his undoubted star potential by scoring a game-winning try against the Chiefs in what was his first start of the season.
In October 2010, he was again called upon by Deans for the Wallabies' end-of-year Tests and he now looks poised to earn his first Test cap.