Elton Flatley

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Elton Flatley
Full name Elton Flatley
Date of birth (1977-05-07) 7 May 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Weight 87 kg (13 st 10 lb)
School St. Joseph's Nudgee College
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fly-half; inside centre
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1996–2006 Queensland Reds 114 (609)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1997–2005 Australia 38 (187)

Elton Flatley (born 7 May 1977, Tamworth, New South Wales) is a former Australian international rugby union footballer. He played for the Queensland Reds.

Career[edit]

Flatley was educated at St. Joseph's Nudgee College where he was signed into the professional ranks of rugby union upon graduating. He made his debut for the Queensland Reds in 1996, the inaugural season of the Super 12, at the very young age of 18 against New Zealand side, Highlanders. In 1997, he made his international debut for Australia, playing against England at Twickenham on 15 November, aged 20. The game was a 15-all draw. Flatley was again in the team for the next game against Scotland, which Australia won. In 2001, he was a member of the Wallabies team that won the test series against the British and Irish Lions during the 2001 tour to Australia.[citation needed]

Flatley figured prominently in Australia's 2003 Rugby World Cup campaign, going right to the final against England. He finished the tournament as the third highest point score, scoring 100 points for Australia. In April 2004, Flatley reached another milestone, becoming the youngest player ever to reach 100 caps for the Queensland Reds when he led the side out against the Sharks in Durban. Flatley prematurely retired from all forms of rugby on 16 March 2006, on medical advice as he was suffering from continued blurred vision due to a number of concussions. In 2006 he was a contestant on Australia's Celebrity Survivor.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2001 Australian Wallabies squad - British & Irish Lions Tour". rugby.com.au. Australian Rugby Union. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 

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