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Reece Walsh


Player Bio

Date of Birth:
10 July 2002
Southport, Queensland
Origin Debut:
31 May 2023
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide



  • State of Origin debut - Game I, 2023

Career Stats



Born in Southport, Reece Walsh grew up in the Gold Coast suburb of Nerang and is of Indigenous Australian and Maori descent.

Walsh played his junior footy with the Nerang Roosters and attended Keebra Park State High School, where he was signed by the Brisbane Broncos as a teenager.

The Nerang Roosters junior set the tone for his professional career in 2018, when he was selected for the Queensland U16 and Queensland U16 Murri sides.

Just the beginning of Walsh's story

The following year, Walsh enjoyed success with the Tweed Seagulls winning the Mal Meninga Cup, and then the National U18 title defeating Illawarra Steelers 52-18 at Dolphin Oval. The young fullback capped of a massive 2019 season, representing the Queensland U18 sides scoring a try in their 34-12 victory over New South Wales, and Australian Schoolboys also scoring a try in their 36-20 victory over the Junior Kiwis.

In 2021, Walsh made his Queensland Cup debut for the Norths Devils, before being released by the Brisbane Broncos to join New Zealand Warriors mid-year.

Reece Walsh: 'Everything I've dreamt of and more'

Walsh made his NRL debut for the Warriors in Round 7 and set the competition alight immediately. The flashy fullback’s opening games for the Warriors were so impressive he was selected to make his Origin debut at Fullback, in Game II of the 2021 series. Unfortunately, Walsh did not get to make his debut and was ruled out through injury.

After two seasons with the New Zealand Warriors, Walsh made the decision to move back to Brisbane to re-join the Broncos.

"I shed a couple of tears because as a young Queenslander all you want to do is play for the Broncos and play for the Maroons and to get that call from someone like Billy, it hits you in the heart."

Reece Walsh FOG #229

Walsh started the 2023 season with scintillating form which saw him selected to make his long-awaited debut for the Queensland Maroons in Game I of the series, replacing injured incumbent Fullback Kalyn Ponga.
The star fullback played two huge games for the Maroons, helping secure back-to-back series victories after Queensland won the first two games in Adelaide and Brisbane.

Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow and Reece Walsh celebrate a Maroons try.
Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow and Reece Walsh celebrate a Maroons try.

Walsh capped off a stellar season with a Grand Final appearance for the Brisbane Broncos, and winning the Allan Langer Award for Best Back in 2023.

Former Origin Greats

Acknowledgement of Country

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