Roger Wilson (rugby union)

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Roger Wilson
Date of birth (1981-09-21) 21 September 1981 (age 32)
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 106 kg (16 st 10 lb) [1]
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Number 8
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2003–08
2008–12
2012–
Ulster
Northampton
Ulster

68

(25)
correct as of 9 October 2010.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005– Ireland 1 (0)

Roger Wilson (born 21 September 1981) is an Irish rugby union footballer. He plays for Ulster, having returned to the province from the Northampton Saints at the start of the 2012–13 season. He initially left Ulster for Northampton in 2008. His grandfather, Harry McKibbin and his two uncles, Harry Jnr and Alastair, have also represented Ireland.

Career[edit]

He played school rugby at RBAI and was a member of the 1998 and 2000 schools cup winning teams. He held down a regular starting spot in the Ulster XV after his debut in September 2003 against the Ospreys and claimed the Ulster Player of the Year Award at the end of 2004–05.

Wilson won his first Ireland cap in June 2005 during the tour to Japan. He was also part of the Ireland A squad that participated in the Churchill Cup in the USA and Canada in June 2006. Wilson played every game for Ulster in the 2006–07 season and accumulated the most minutes on the pitch (1,591 minutes and 26 caps). He was again selected for the Ireland A Churchill Cup Tour in June 2007.

Wilson was named Bank of Ireland Player of the Year for the 2006–07 season.

On 25 January 2008, Northampton Saints announced that he has signed to the club for the 2008-09 season. He became a regular starter and earned over 50 caps for the Saints.[2] On 18 January 2012, Ulster confirmed that Wilson was to return to the province for the start of next season. He joined Ulster on a three-year deal.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby – Northampton Saints". web page. Premier Rugby. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Double signing strengthens Saints squad". Retrieved 2008-01-27. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Roger Wilson To Return To Ulster". 

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