Ross Kennedy

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Ross Kennedy
Full name Ross Kennedy
Date of birth (1982-09-25) 25 September 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Wellington, New Zealand
Height 1.97 m (6 ft 5 12 in)
Weight 111 kg (17 st 7 lb)
School Christchurch Boys' High School
University Victoria University
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2002–06
2006

2007–08
2009–10
2011
2012–
Wellington
Counties Manukau
Otago
Hawke's Bay
Eastern Province
Hawke's Bay
48
5

14
26
19
0
(5)
(0)

(5)
(5)
(5)
(0)
correct as of 17 October 2011.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2003–06
2009
2012–
Hurricanes
Highlanders
Crusaders
28
0
1
(10)
(0)
(0)
correct as of 29 July 2012.

Ross Kennedy (born 25 September 1982 in Wellington, New Zealand) is a rugby union player who currently playing with Crusaders.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Kennedy was marked as a future star when he claimed a starting spot at lock for Wellington in the 2002 provincial rugby season, aged only 19. He earned a spot with the Hurricanes for the 2003 Super 12 season, and by 2004 was a starter for the Hurricanes as well.

His career continued on the ascendancy through the 2005 Super 12 season, where he started 12 games for the Hurricanes, scored two tries, and played some of the finest rugby of his career. However, from this point forward, he would be blighted by injuries and lose momentum. After missing much of the 2005 provincial season, he was limited to just 4 substitute appearances in the 2006 Super 14 season - his final appearances at that level - and found himself on loan to Counties Manukau for part of the 2006 Air New Zealand Cup.

Kennedy signed with Otago for the 2007 Air New Zealand Cup, but again found himself sidelined for most of the season with injury.[2] A healthier 2008 saw him selected to the Highlanders squad for the 2009 Super 14 season, although he failed to see any game action.

Kennedy signed with Hawkes Bay for the 2009 Air New Zealand Cup, where he would have his finest season in years as he started 14 games in helping the Magpies to the semi-finals of the competition. He continued as a regular starter through 2010.

Kennedy signed with the Eastern Province Kings for 2011, joining his father Adrian Kennedy, who is the forwards coach at the Kings.

He joined the Crusaders for the 2012 Super Rugby season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Profile Ross Kennedy". sarugby.net. Retrieved 24 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Kennedy keen to play part in Otago's Cup campaign". Otago Daily Times. Retrieved 24 December 2010.