MELBOURNE – Former Wallabies back James O'Connor has signed with Rugby Australia and Super Rugby team Queensland Reds on a two-and-a-half-year deal, the national governing body said on Tuesday.
A statement on the Rugby Australia website read:
“Rugby Australia and the St.George Queensland Reds today confirmed that Sale Sharks player, James O’Connor will re-join his native state of Queensland for the 2020 season of Vodafone Super Rugby on a two-and-a-half year deal.
O’Connor last played for the Qantas Wallabies in 2013, before making the move to play in Europe and now returns in time to be considered for Australia’s squad for the 2019 Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup campaign.
The move will see O’Connor to return to his home city of Brisbane and join a promising young Queensland Reds backline including Hamish Stewart, Isaac Lucas, Tate McDermott and Jock Campbell.”