Signing with the Tahs’ for two years ahead of the 2017 pre-season, back rower, Michael Wells played a key part in Northern Suburbs’ historic first Shute Shield Championship win in 41 years last year against Sydney Uni.
Having signed with the Brumbies for the 2016 season, the 23-year-old loose forward has earned seven Super Rugby caps, after making his debut in round four against the Stormers in South Africa.
Wells previously spent time within the national Men’s Sevens program, where he represented Australia on the international Sevens circuit during the 2014/15 World Series, making his debut in the opening round on the Gold Coast.
Powerful and dynamic on the field, Wells also played for his country in the Under 20s squad that competed in the Junior World Championships in France in 2013 and in the Australian Schoolboys side in 2011.
A product of Sydney’s St Ignatius College, Wells has been a key member of Norths since 2014 and made a number of impressive performances for the North Harbour Rays in the inaugural Buildcorp NRC the same year.
This year he linked up with the newly titled, Sydney Rays in a formidable backrow combination with NSW Waratahs teammate, Jack Dempsey and Norths’ 2016 Ken Catchpole Medal winner, Will Miller. He scored one try in his 2016 NRC campaign, assisting his side to a semi-final spot before being struck down by injury.
Wells is expected to make a return to the field ahead of the 2017 season to potentially form a number of mouth-watering back row combinations together with the likes of Jed Holloway, Michael Hooper, Jack Dempsey and Brad Wilkin.
Last updated: 9/01/2017