Tom Lynagh, the son of former Australia captain and World Cup winning flyhalf Michael, has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with the Queensland Reds, his father’s former team, the Super Rugby side said on Tuesday.
The 17-year-old, currently at English club Harlequins, will join the Reds after next year’s Super Rugby AU competition with the view to pulling on the gold jersey in the future..
“Like his father, Tom is a very astute five-eighth (flyhalf), but he has certainly created his own path,” Reds general manager of professional rugby Sam Cordingley said in a statement.
“Tom has genuine X-factor with ball in hand, which is supported by his point of difference in speed and acceleration.
“His kicking game is also impressive both out of hand and at goal.
“We are really pleased that he has committed to the Reds and Australian rugby.”
Meanwhile, his older brother Louis, who made his Premiership debut for Harlequins earlier this year, is set to stay in England with a move to Leicester Tigers on the cards.
Internationally, the 19-year-old is yet to declare his allegiance, but has represented England at age-grade, captaining England U16. and playing for the U18’s and U19’s.
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1. Cameron Redpath
Redpath, who is the son of former Sale and 60-cap Scotland scrum-half Bryan Redpath, recently joined Bath after the black, blue and whites paid a six-figure sum to release the 20-year-old from his existing deal with Sale Sharks.
The versatile 20-year-old is an age-group international who trained with England during the 2020 Six Nations in the build-up to their victory over Ireland. He is comfortable at centre, fly-half and full-back.