Former Norths star Billy Meakes signs Super Rugby deal

Former Northern Suburbs centre Billy Meakes has signed a two-year deal with the Western Force. The 25-year old former Australian Sevens and U20 representative has spent the past three seasons playing with UK club Gloucester where he scored seven tries in his 45 appearances. Standing at 185cm and weighing in at 100kg, Meakes was a standout in the Shute Shield before heading overseas. Meakes  is already training with the squad and says he is thrilled to be at the Western Australian club. “I am absolutely stoked to be here and looking forward to getting stuck in,” he said. “I met the boys just a few days ago and everyone has been extremely welcoming and the city looks beautiful so I’m really excited to be here for the next two years.” With many Australian players opting to ply their trade in Europe, Meakes has gone the other way saying the opportunity to play Super Rugby for the Western Force was too good to pass up. “Playing in England was definitely the turning poi
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