Rob Simmons (rugby union)

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Rob Simmons
Rob Simmons 2011 (cropped).jpg
Full name Robert A. Simmons
Date of birth (1989-04-19) 19 April 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Theodore, Queensland, Australia
Height 200 cm (6 ft 7 in)[1]
Weight 115 kg (18 st 2 lb)
School The Southport School
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock / Flank
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007
2014
East Coast Aces
Queensland Country
2
0
(5)
(0)
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007–10 Sunnybank  ? (?)
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2008– Reds 79 (15)
correct as of 21 July 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2010–
2008
2007
2006
Australia
Australia U20
Australia U19
Australian Schoolboys
50 (5)
correct as of 30 November 2014.

Rob Simmons (born 19 April 1989 in Theodore, Queensland) is an Australian rugby union footballer. He currently plays for the Queensland Reds in the Super Rugby competition and represents Australia in international fixtures. His position is lock, however he can also play in the backrow.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Simmons attended The Southport School, on the Gold Coast in Queensland, and played for the Australian Schoolboys team in 2006.[4]

Simmons was selected for the Australian U19s representative side in 2007. He played for the Australian Under 20 side at the 2008 IRB Junior World Cup in Wales.[5]

Career[edit]

In 2007, Simmons played for the East Coast Aces in the inaugural Australian Rugby Championship. He made his Super Rugby debut for the Queensland Reds in South Africa off the bench against the Bulls at the beginning of the 2009 season.[5]

Simmons made his test rugby debut for Australia in 2010, playing against South Africa in Brisbane.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rob Simmons". rugby.com.au. Australian Rugby Union. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Josh Massoud. "Physical edge earns Wallabies call-up for Reds star Rob Simmons". Couriermail.com.au. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  3. ^ "Simmons a future Wallaby star, says Eales". Theaustralian.com.au. 2012-09-28. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  4. ^ "The Nurseries of Australian Schoolboys' Rugby". Australian Schools Rugby Union. Archived from the original on 3 December 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c "Rob Simmons Queensland Reds profile". QRU. Archived from the original on 3 December 2012. Retrieved 3 Dec 2012. 

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