Journeyman Jeep Jack Straker loving life at GPS ahead of crucial Bond clash

By Anthony Brand

To describe former Reds and current GPS prop Jack Straker as a journeymen would be an understatement of the highest order.

The 28-year-old spent a decade both here and across the Tasman working towards fulfilling his Super Rugby dream which arrived last year when Reds coach Brad Thorn plucked him from Christchurch and placed him on the hallowed turf of Suncorp Stadium.

The 117kg-181cm hulk went on earn four Super Rugby caps with the Reds in 2020 on an injury-cover contract, attracting huge praise from Thorn who lauded the Brisbane-born prop for his mettle in filling a significant hole as a fifth-string replacement.

Now back in GPS colours, Straker is enjoying his rugby more than ever as his undefeated side prepare for this Saturday’s Premier Rugby blockbuster against Bond who are also yet to lose a game.