Reds coach Brad Thorn has named Samu Kerevi as his captain for the 2019 Vodacom Super Rugby tournament.
He has captained the side before in 2017 and 2018 but has been given the role now officially.
He is one of the most experience players in the squad having played 58 Super Rugby matches for the Reds and 25 test matches for Australia.
“I’m massively honoured. Queensland has a rich history of past captains and hopefully I do the players, the club, the state and my family proud,” Kerevi told the media.
“I’ve spoken to Higgers (Scott Higginbotham) and I still want him to lead and drive the team and the standards. He’ll be helping me in this role as he’s captained both the Reds and Rebels for many seasons, so his experience is invaluable.”
Reds head coach Brad Thorn said: “It’s Samu’s time to step up. He is a man who leads by example and has the respect of both his team-mates and coaches.
“He’s a humble and hard-working guy. He has experience at the highest level and inspires those around him through his actions both on and off the field.
Place of birth: Viseisei, Fiji
Senior Club: Souths
Junior Club: Sunnybank
School: Brisbane State High School
Representative Honours: Queensland Schoolboys (2011), Fiji Under 20s (2012), Queensland (2014-), Brisbane City NRC (2014-2015), Australian Wallabies (2016-), Wallabies v Barbarians (2017)
Super Rugby debut: 2014 v Highlanders, Suncorp Stadium
Super Rugby caps: 58
Test debut: 2016 v England, Suncorp Stadium
Test caps: 25