No Fluke That Flook Joins The Wallabies Squad

Brothers Rugby and Qld Reds star, Josh Flook has been named in a 38-man training squad, in the build-up to 3 test matches against Wales and Georgia on 3 consecutive Saturdays in July.

It is Coach Joe Schmidt’s first Wallabies squad, which bodes well for Flook and the other 10 uncapped players, as it means he has caught the legendary Coach’s eye.

Schmidt coached Ireland through a tremendous period of domination in the Northern Hemisphere which left them ranked #1 in the world on his departure, and was widely credited as a major influence in 2022 as the All Blacks attack coach.

Josh Fluke graduated from St Joseph’s College, Nudgee with a GPS Championship under his belt. He then went onto captain the Australian Schools and Under 18s, then in 2019 he was named the Queensland Under-19s Player of the Year.

His career trajectory continued when he was named in the Reds Super Rugby team for round 1 of the 2020 season, making is debut as a replacement in round 2. A year later in 2021 his crucial late try against the Brumbies was responsible for a home grand final, the first for the club since their 2011 championship win against the Crusaders.

The outside centre will be hoping to get a run in the Rugby Championship opener at Suncorp against the ‘Boks that follows the July Internationals.

Brothers have a prolific record of producing future top level players which equalled a new record in 2022 when 10 players from the Reds Super Rugby Squad had played for the Brothers, including Flook along with
Matt Faessler, Harry Wilson, Fraser McReight, James O’Connor, Hamish Stewart, Josh Flook, Harry Hoopert, Taniela Tupou, Ryan Smith and Lawson Creighton.

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Published 22-June-2024