Easts Josh Nasser Joins Joe Schmidt’s First Wallabies Squad

Norman Park based Easts Rugby have done it again. Josh Nasser has been named in the 38 man training squad for the forthcoming Wallabies series which takes in games against Wales and Georgia on three consecutive July Saturdays before the start of the 2024 Rugby Championship.

One of 13 uncapped players that have caught the eye of the new Wallabies coach.

Having represented Gregory Terrace in GPS Rugby, Josh joins another former Easts star and current Reds skipper Liam Wright, in a long list of players from the club to represent their country.

At school level he played tight head prop and was known for making ground through contact.

Having had a rough time in recent seasons with injuries, Josh played 15 games for the Reds at Hooker this year, “I didn’t play too much footy last year, the goal was to look after my body leading into the start of this year.”

Josh’s dad, Brendan, played eight tests in the Wallabies backrow, and his sister, Bella, has her fingers crossed that she will make the Paris Olympics ladies 7s squad after being part of the World Championship winning team in Madrid.

Bella said in a recent interview that the Nasser household is packed with determination and Josh related, “It’s always been a pretty competitive environment especially with the touch footy in the frontyard.”

Josh recently re-signed for 2 more years at the Queensland Reds having been involved in the junior rep pathways since the 16s.

Published 22-June-2024