Scott Fuglistaller

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Scott Fuglistaller
Full name Scott Fuglistaller
Date of birth (1987-04-16) 16 April 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Hawera, New Zealand
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 101 kg (15 st 13 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Openside Flanker
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2009–12 Wellington 39 (40)
correct as of 11 October 2012.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2012
2013–
Highlanders
Rebels
2
31
(0)
(15)
correct as of 13 July 2014.

Scott Fuglistaller (born 16 April 1987) is a New Zealander rugby union footballer. He plays for the Melbourne Rebels in Super Rugby.[1][2] His regular playing position is openside flanker.

Early career[edit]

He played First XV rugby for Francis Douglas Memorial College in New Plymouth, and club rugby in Wellington.[citation needed]

Super Rugby[edit]

In New Zealand, Fuglistaller represented the Highlanders, and made his debut in 2012.

In 2011 and 2012 Fuglistaller watched the Rebels from across the ditch. Like many he viewed the Rebels defence as lacking. However, in 2013 he was among the squad's fit young recruits expected to bring a hard edge to the Rebels defence and attack.[3]

His rivals for the openside flank were rugby league convert Jarrod Saffy and Rebels newcomer Jordy Reid.[4]

In the opening round of the 2013 Super Rugby season, Fuglistaller made his Rebels debut against the Western Force, and played for 64 minutes before being replaced by Saffy.[5] He was named to play against the ACT Brumbies the following week, and expected to face strong competition from Wallabies flanker David Pocock.[6]

In 2014, despite competition for the open side flanker position from Reid and Australian Sevens rep Sean McMahon[7] the Rebels extended Fuglistaller's contract through until the end of the 2016 Super Rugby season.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fuglistaller joins Woodward in move to Rebels". Rugby Heaven. New Zealand: Fairfax. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Scott Fuglistaller Player Profile". Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Paxinos, Stathi (3 February 2013). "Rebellious youth set to take over". Rugby Heaven. Fairfax. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Paxinos, Stathi (2 February 2013). "Saffy back to stake claim for Rebels". Rugby Heaven. Australia: Fairfax. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Rebels vs Force in Melbourne". Match Breakdown. SA Rugby. 15 February 2013. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  6. ^ Schlink, Leo (20 February 2013). "Melbourne Rebel Scott Fuglistaller ready to take on Wallaby flanker David Pocock". Herald Sun. News. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  7. ^ Watts, John (21 February 2014). "Contenders: Backrow" (Press release). Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Scott Fuglistaller re-signs with Melbourne Rebels". Rugby Heaven. NZ: Fairfax. 30 April 2014. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  9. ^ Watts, John (30 April 2014). "Scott Fuglistaller Extends Rebels Contract" (Press release). Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 

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