Rodney Davies

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Rod Davies
Personal information
Full name Rodney Davies
Nickname The Rocket [1]
Born (1989-05-18) 18 May 1989 (age 25)
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 90 kg (14 st 2 lb)
School(s) attended Ipswich Grammar School
Club information
Playing position Fullback / Wing
Current club Reds
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Pts)
2007–08 Brisbane Broncos ()
2009–2014 Reds 58 (90)
2014- Biarritz ()
Representative team(s)
2011 Australia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and points correct as of 4 June 2014.

† Appearances (Points).

‡ Representative team caps and points correct as of 18 November 2013.

Rodney Davies (born 18 May 1989) is a rugby union player who is an Australian-Filipino currently playing for the Queensland Reds and is a former rugby league footballer.

Early life[edit]

Davies attended Ipswich Grammar School, the same school former Reds team mate Berrick Barnes attended. Davies can run 100m in 10.8 seconds.[1]

In 2006 he toured New Zealand and Fiji with the Australian Schoolboys.[2]

As an 18-year-old, he said he preferred to play full-back in union, yet expected to play wing in league.[2]

In, 2007 his first senior year of rugby league, he topped his team's try-scoring list in the Queensland Cup.[3]

Rugby union career[edit]

In 2009 Davies commenced his rugby union career with the Queensland Reds.[citation needed] On 28 March 2009, he made his Super Rugby debut against the Chiefs.[citation needed]

In July 2011, during the Super Rugby semi final, Davies became the first Red to score 3 tries in a match in Super Rugby.[1]

Wallabies[edit]

In October, 2010, he was in contention for a place in the Wallabies 30-man squad to tour Hong Kong and Europe. This was despite a five month break without a match up until October,[4] and competition from within the Wallabies squad from outside backs Drew Mitchell and Lachie Turner, James O'Connor and Kurtley Beale.[4]

On 17 July 2011, Davies made his Wallabies debut against Samoa.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Rocket Rod Davies to showcase his skills". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. 16 July 2011. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Davies faces tough choice
  3. ^ "Broncos profile". Brisbane Broncos. 2007-12-18. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  4. ^ a b Tucker, Jon; Geddes (2010-10-14). "Reds bolter Rod Davies in frame as Deans pushes the need for speed". Courier-Mail. News. Retrieved 14 October 2010. 

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