Kristian Phillips

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Kristian Phillips
Full name Kristian Phillips
Date of birth (1990-09-02) September 2, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Neath, Wales
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 86 kg (13 st 8 lb; 190 lb)
School Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera
University Neath College
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Wing
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2009–2010 Wales U20

Kristian Phillips (born 2 September 1990) is a Welsh rugby union player who plays on the wing and has represented Wales at under-16, under-18 and under-20 levels.

Life & Career[edit]

Phillips was involved in a controversy when he was 13. After he starred in a game where his school Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera thrashed south London private school Dulwich College. Dulwich then approached Phillips and offered him a scholarship, without even telling his school. The authorities at Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera were angered by the offer, accusing Dulwich of trying to 'poach' Phillips.[1]

Phillips made his debut for the Ospreys regional team in 2008, but spent most of his time with the region playing in the Principality Premiership, turning out for Neath, Tonmawr and Bridgend. In May 2012 Phillips joined the Scarlets [2]


Phillips made his first Wales under-20 appearance in Wales' first game in the 2009 under-20 Six Nations, an 18 – 17 loss to Scotland under-20's, by scoring two tries.

On 22 December 2009 he was named in the Wales Under 20 Squad for the 2010 Under-20 Six Nations tournament.[3]

On January 18, 2010, Phillips was one of 2 shock call ups to the Wales national rugby union team for the 2010 Six Nations squad. The other shock call up was his 17 year old team mate Tom Prydie.[4]


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