Pat Barnard

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Pat Barnard
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Full name Patrick Christian Barnard
Date of birth (1981-07-03) 3 July 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 120 kg (18 st 13 lb)
University Stellenbosch University
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005–07
2007–09
2009–
Northampton Saints
London Wasps
CA Brive
20
24
3
(5)
(15)
(0)
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2002–05 Western Province
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2003–05
2003 (loan)
Stormers
Cats
13
7
(0)
(0)

Patrick Christian "Pat" Barnard (born 3 July 1981 in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa) is an English-qualified rugby union player for CA Brive in the Top 14.

Pat Barnard's position of choice is at prop.

Barnard was a member of the South African side that won the 2002 Under 21 Rugby World Championship.[1] His performances in the tournament led to him being made U21 Player of the Year at the IRB Awards.[2]

Barnard represented Western Province in the Currie Cup.[3] The Stormers loaned him to the Cats for the 2003 Super 12 season.[4]

He made 11 appearances for the Stormers in the 2004 Super 12 season,[5] including a semi final defeat to the Crusaders.[6] After making only two appearances for the Stormers in the 2005 Super 12 season,[5] Barnard signed for the Northampton Saints.[7] During his spell at the club Barnard was named in the England Elite Player Squad, qualifying for England courtesy of his mother, who is from Reading.[8] After Saints were relegated in the 2006–07 Guinness Premiership, Barnard signed for London Wasps.[9]

His time at Wasps was interrupted by injuries,[10] although he did play in the final of the 2007–08 Guinness Premiership.[11]

Barnard joined French club CA Brive for the 2009–10 Top 14 season.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Report of U21 final". ARU Rugby. 29 June 2002. Retrieved 2 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "IRB Awards – past winners". IRB. 23 November 2008. Retrieved 2 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Barnard drafted into WP side". ESPN Scrum. 13 October 2004. Retrieved 2 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "Barnard gets first start for Cats". ESPN Scrum. 20 February 2003. Retrieved 2 September 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Stats for Patrick Christian Barnard". It's Rugby. 15 August 2009. Retrieved 2 September 2009. 
  6. ^ "Match Stats". Stormers official website. 15 May 2004. Retrieved 2 September 2009. 
  7. ^ "Saints sign young South African prop". Northampton Saints official site. 7 July 2005. Retrieved 2 September 2009. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Voyce dropped from England elite". BBC. 1 August 2006. Retrieved 2 September 2009. 
  9. ^ "Prop Barnard seals Wasps switch". BBC. 6 August 2007. Retrieved 2 September 2009. 
  10. ^ "Barnard ruled out for six months". BBC. 17 October 2007. Retrieved 2 September 2009. 
  11. ^ "Guinness Premiership final". BBC. 31 May 2008. Retrieved 2 September 2009. 
  12. ^ "Pat Barnard – Brive is a new challenge for me!". CA Brive official website. 10 July 2009. Retrieved 2 September 2009. 

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