Miracle Halo is ‘missing piece of the puzzle’ for retired Reds star

Retired Queensland Reds front-rower Albert Anae has revealed his newborn daughter Halo the “missing piece of the puzzle” for his family.

Albert and his wife Tegan welcomed baby Halo at Mater Mothers’ Private Brisbane on 8 June, weighing 3.7kg.

After retiring from the Queensland Reds last year due to injury, Albert said his family was now complete.

“We tried for three years to have a baby, and to find out a baby girl was joining our family was just incredible – Tegan and I were in tears,” Albert, from Westlake, said.

“We were so grateful we were able to finally have another baby. Now Halo has two big brothers she can lean on.”

Tegan said brothers Sio, 9, and Arlo, 7, were “totally in love” with their little sister.

One in five Queensland babies is born at a Mater Mothers’ hospital and Albert said he couldn’t thank Mater enough for the care he and his wife received.

“The care was awesome. Every single staff member helped in so many ways, from the time we got to the hospital, to when Halo was delivered, and after,” the 32-year-old said.

Albert, a former Ipswich Grammar school student and Manu Samoa rugby player, said since Halo’s arrival, he enjoyed spending time with his precious baby girl and cherishing moments with her.

He now works with ex-Wallabies stars Saia and Anthony Fainga'a, who founded Moonyah Workforce, an Indigenous-owned labour hire and traffic management business focusing on waste management and civil sectors.

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