Robbie Diack

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Robbie Diack
Date of birth (1985-11-12) 12 November 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 110 kg (17 st 4 lb, 242 lb)[1]
School Michaelhouse, Balgowan, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Number Eight, Flanker, Lock
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2008 – Ulster 125 (70)
correct as of 17 May 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2014- Ireland 2 (0)
correct as of 23 November 2014.

Robbie Diack (born 12 November 1985 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a South African born, Irish rugby union player who currently plays for Ulster[2] in the RaboDirect Pro12. He plays in the back row mainly as a number eight. He signed for Ulster at the start of the 2008/2009 season from the South African club The Stormers.[3] At 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m) and weighing 110 kilograms (17 st), he is a smart and powerful player known for his ball handling skills. He will be eligible to play his rugby for Ireland in July 2011 as he will have been living in Ireland for the required three years.[4] In October 2010 Diack signed a new contract keeping him with Ulster until June 2014.[5] In March 2013, Diack was called up to the Ireland squad for the first time, having been selected for the 35 man training squad for the Six Nations clash with France. He made his full Ireland debut in the victory over Argentina in June 2014.[6]

Sources[edit]