Kuridrani extends Reds stay

Date published: May 14 2015

Reds wing Chris Kuridrani has signed a new contract which will keep him at the Brisbane-based franchise for 2016 and beyond.

Kuridrani, the younger brother of Crusaders winger Nemani Nadolo and son of former Reds winger Isei Siganiyavi, has signed for a further two seasons.

He has started for the Reds in six of his eight appearances this season, after making his Super Rugby debut in 2014 in the Reds’ final game of the season against the Waratahs.

He also starred for Brisbane City in the 2014 Rugby Championship, scoring six tries and starting in all of the side’s matches during its championship-winning season. Kuridrani said he was looking forward to continuing to develop over the next two years.

“I’ve enjoyed my last two years at Ballymore and am excited to continue playing in front of friends, family and fans at Suncorp Stadium for another two years,” Kuridrani told the Reds' official website.

“If there’s a definition of loyal, it’s the Reds fans, who show up every home game rain or shine and always make it an amazing and thrilling atmosphere to play in.

“I’m keen to build on what I achieved this year and keep backing myself with my ball carries and my tackling because that’s when I play my best footy.”

Reds head coach Richard Graham said: “Chris (Kuridrani) has had a good first season at this level. He is a big, physical guy and the game demands a number of those types of bodies. He is continuing to work hard on all aspects of his game and we see him as a big part of the Reds game moving forward."