Angus Roberts

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Angus Roberts
Full name Angus Roberts
Date of birth (1990-12-17) 17 December 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth NSW, Australia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Weight 92 kg (14 st 7 lb)
School Saint Ignatius' College, Riverview
University University of Technology, Sydney
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fullback, Fly Half
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2010–
2014−
Sydney University
Sydney Stars

4

(15)
correct as of 5 December 2014.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2013–14 Rebels 14 (16)
correct as of 4 June 2014.

Angus Roberts is a professional Australian Rugby union player for the Melbourne Rebels. His preferred positions include fullback, flyhalf.

Early career[edit]

Roberts was educated at Saint Ignatius' College, Riverview[2] and represented his school in Rugby Union for six years.[3]

He began playing rugby as a junior with the Gunnedah Red Devils.[3] In 2012 he played for Sydney University in the Shute Shield.[4] Roberts resided at St John's College from 2010 to 2012, playing rugby for the College in the intercollegiate Rawson Cup throughout this period.

The Sydney University Rugby Club 2012 season preview described him thus: "His strengths are his composure, speed of foot and long kicking game. Gus is quite a big 10 and has only been playing the position for a year now, to which he has already caught the eye of the Super Franchises. Gus has some silky skills and a great deal of potential, which he has worked hard on during the off season to develop."[1]

He scored a last minute try and conversion that won the Sydney University the 2012 Shute Shield.[5]

Super Rugby[edit]

Roberts commenced in a two-year contract with the Melbourne Rebels in 2013.[4][6][7] In March 2013, the Rebels named Roberts at fullback for the Round 4 battle with the Reds in Melbourne.[8][9] This was to be his Super Rugby and Rebels debut.[8][10][11]

Personal life[edit]

For his gap year,[when?] Roberts travelled to Somerset in England. He worked as an assistant at Sexey's School and played rugby for Castle Cary RFC.[citation needed] In 2012 Roberts was in his third year of studying Exercise Management at The University of Technology Sydney.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Players to watch in 2012". Preview Magazine. Sydney University Football Club. 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2012.  p 17
  2. ^ Carryannis, Michael (15 September 2012). "Students snatch late win". Canberra Times. Fairfax. Retrieved 3 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Roberts, Angus (3 December 2012). Introducing Angus Roberts (Youtube Clip uploaded by Melbourne Rebels). Parkville, Victoria: Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Fairbairn, Pete (19 November 2012). "Roberts relishing rebels culture" (Press release). Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 3 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Carryannis, Michael (15 September 2012). "Uni pulls off great escape". The Newcastle Herald. Fairfax. Retrieved 3 December 2012. 
  6. ^ Morton, Jim (28 January 2013). "Rookie to wear No.10 jersey for Rebels". Rugby Heaven. Fairfax. AAP. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Local Victorian Rugby on the Rise, although the Force too strong" (Press release). Melbourne Rebels. 21 February 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Rebels Media Unit (5 March 2013). "James O'Connor to Captain against the Reds at flyhalf" (Press release). Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "O'Connor set to spark Rebel". Rugby 365. Rugby 365. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  10. ^ Paxinos, Stathi (6 March 2013). "Rebels coach puts raps on first-gamer Roberts". Rugby Heaven. Fairfax. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 

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