West Australian product Luke Burton had a breakout season with the Road Safety Western Force in 2015 only to be hampered by a foot injury last year but with a full pre-season under his belt ‘Burto’ is primed to take Super Rugby by storm in 2017. A versatile playmaker, Burton possess brilliant skill with ball in hand, a sound kicking game and a knack for putting his teammates through gaps. With the ability to play at both flyhalf and inside centre the former Hale School boy and Australian Under 20s representative looms as serious weapon in the Force backline this Super Rugby season.
Returns from foot injury in Round 13 against the Blues in Perth but re-injures same foot just 19-minutes into his return match.
Plays 16 matches for the Force, starting in 8; scored 47 points. Represents Perth Spirit in 2015 Buildcorp NRC.
Makes his Super Rugby debut for the Western Force in Round 14 against the Stormers; selected in the Australian Under 20 side that finishes fifth in the IRB Junior World Cup in New Zealand, playing in three matches including starting against Italy and scoring 14 points in the match.
Trains with the Western Force during the pre-season; Plays in the Western Force’s trial match against the Tonga XV; selected in the Australian Under 20 side to contend the IRB Junior World Cup in France; plays in every match, scoring tries against New Zealand and Fiji and kicking three conversions for the tournament.
Invited to join the Western Force in the Wider Training Squad; selected for the South Australian President’s XV that is defeated 42-0 by the Western Force in Adelaide.
Member of the RugbyWA Bankwest Academy
Represents Western Australia in the Under 16 National Championships, where WA finishes fifth; kicks a penalty and conversion at the tournament; member of the RugbyWA Bankwest Academy
Joins the RugbyWA Bankwest Academy