Zane Nonggorr is amongst 5 elite Reds Academy players handed contracts with the Queensland Reds Rugby Squad.
Nonggorr, who is of PNG and Australian parentage, proved a premiership force at high school winning 1st XV titles with The Southport School in Queensland in 2017 and 2019 that was highlighted by captaining the 2019 side to an undefeated season.
Zane has represented Queensland & Australia at U18-20 levels.
Nonggorr was initially brought into the Reds squad during the Super Rugby AU 2020 season as an injury cover replacement and went on to make his Queensland debut in Round 6 against New South Wales at the SCG.
His other four teammates who have all been elevated to the Queensland playing squad from this year include Josh Flook, Mac Grealy, Kalani Thomas and Ilaisa Droasese
Reds head coach Brad Thorn said: “We’re excited to have these five guys stay in our program for the next two years.
“They’re all exciting players and we can’t wait to see their rugby careers progress here at Queensland.
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