Liam Gill rugby player
Liam Gill rugby player

Liam Gill

8th Jun 1992 1.85m/99kg Openside Flanker

Liam first earned a full-time Reds contract in 2011 while still just 17 years of age and in the nine appearances he made during his debut season of Super Rugby in 2011, the young flanker always impressed. Gill demonstrated enormous leadership qualities for a player of his age and was given the honour of captaining the Australian Under 20s at the 2012 Junior World Championships in South Africa, in his third campaign.

In 2012 Gill missed the Wallabies June Test window due to the Australia Under 20 selection, he later became Australia’s 861st Test representative later in the year when he made his national debut against the All Blacks in Auckland.

The match didn’t go the way of the Wallabies but Liam flashed enough of his brilliance to remain a permanent fixture in the matchday squad throughout the remainder of the Rugby Championship.

Gill developed a reputation for his exceptional work rate and consistency and remained on the fringes of the Wallabies test squad.

In the years that followed Gill continued to perform for the Queensland Reds, but the exciting flanker was in the right place at the wrong time, when it came to international rugby, had to fight for his spot in the Wallaby side with the likes of David Pocock, George Smith and Michael Hooper all ahead of him in the pecking order.

Gill has made 15 appearances for the Wallabies, all off the bench and in he announced that he would be joining French side Toulon ahead of the 2016/17 Top 14 season.

He spent just one season at Toulon before joining Lyon on a one-year deal ahead of the 2017/18 season.

He has remained at the squad since and enters the 2019/20 season with 8 European caps.

Career

logo_lou_2009 Lyon
Openside Flanker
2017 - present
reds Queensland Reds
Openside Flanker
2011 - 2016
Brisbane City Logo Brisbane City
Openside Flanker
2014 - 2016
ultimateRugby World XV
Openside Flanker
2015 - 2016
australia Australia
Openside Flanker
2012 - 2016
toulon_rugby_logo RC Toulon
Openside Flanker
2016 - 2017