Luke Burton

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Luke Burton
Personal information
Full name Luke Burton
Born (1994-02-17) 17 February 1994 (age 20)
Perth, Australia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 90 kg (14 st 2 lb)
Club information
Playing position Fly-Half / Centre
Current club Force
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Pts)
2014– Force 2 (0)
2014 Perth Spirit 1 (5)
Representative team(s)
2013–14 Australia Under-20 8 (45)
* Senior club appearances and points correct as of 3 June 2014.

† Appearances (Points).

‡ Representative team caps and points correct as of 13 July 2014.

Luke Burton (born 17 February 1994) is an Australian rugby union player who currently plays for the Western Force in Super Rugby.[1][2][3] He can play as either a fly-half or centre.

Career[edit]

Burton was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia and represented his state at various age-group levels during his school days. He gained his big break ahead of the 2014 Super Rugby season when he was named as a member of the Force's 5 man extended playing squad. He didn't feature during the first half of the season, but received his first Super Rugby cap on the franchise's 2 match tour of South Africa in May. An injury to first choice Inside Centre Kyle Godwin saw him named as the starting number 12 against the Stormers in Cape Town. His debut was not a happy one with the Force going down 8-24 to the South African side.[4]

International[edit]

Burton was a part of the Australia Under-20 squad for the 2013 IRB Junior World Championship in France and has once again been named in the team for the 2014 tournament in New Zealand.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luke Burton Force Player Profile". Western Force. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Force finalises 2014 playing roster". Rugby Western Australia. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Luke Burton itsrugby Player Statistics". itsrugby. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "DHL Stormers vs Force 17 May 2014 Match Breakdown". SA Rugby. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Queensland's Curtis Browning to Captain Australian Under 20s at IRB Junior World Championship". Rugby Australia. 18 April 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Luke Burton IRB JWC Player Profile". IRB.com. Retrieved 19 May 2014.