- 22 Age
- 122kg Weight
- 189cm Height
The promising 19-year-old follows in the footsteps of Sione Tuipulotu and Rob Leota to rise through Victorian Rugby’s elite pathway and sign a contract with the Melbourne Rebels.
Uelese was a keen figure in the Melbourne Rebels U20 campaign in the inaugural Super U20s and started all five games in the World Rugby U20s Championship in Manchester.
Uelese impressed Wallaby coach Michael Cheika in 2017 and was named in the Wallabies squad for the Rugby Championship.
In November 2017, Uelese committed to Australian Rugby until 2020, after the rising star was recognised for his breakout year with a new contract with Rugby Australia and the Melbourne Rebels.
Uelese made three Super Rugby appearances this year after his debut off the bench against the Blues in the opening round of the 2017 season at AAMI Park.
The Rebels rake will now have his eyes firmly set on the 2019 Rugby World Cup, in a deal that caps off a remarkable year for the 20-year-old.