Template:Infobox Rugby Union biography

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Usage

Purpose

The Rugby Union player infobox is intended to provide a quick overview of a Rugby Union player's details to enable a reader to extract the most oft-needed information without trawling through the article proper. It is most appropriately used for professional players and should not be leveraged for amateurs, no matter their profile.

Mandatory
  • {{{name}}} — The commonly used name of the player.
  • {{{fullname}}} — The player's complete name, the same as playername, if full name isn't known.
Optional
  • {{{birth_date}}} — The player's date of birth, wikilinked.
    • Note: for living people, use {{birth date and age}}; for the deceased, use {{birth date}}
      • If the full birth date isn't known remove the template and just add what's known.
  • {{{birth_place}}} — The location of the player's birth.
  • {{{image}}} — A picture of the player, ideally on the pitch in the strip of his most recent team.
  • {{{imagesize}}} — Control the size of the image, e.g: 250px.
  • {{{height}}} — The player's height in the units most common within the country he plays. These units should not be linked. (see Units of measurement)
  • {{{weight}}} — The player's weight in the units most common within the country he plays. These units should not be linked. (see Units of measurement)
  • {{{nickname}}} — The player's most common nickname. Extensive lists of nicknames can be discussed in the article itself and the author should use their judgement to select the most appropriate entry for this parameter.
  • {{{position}}} — The player's most common position. If a player is known for playing in multiple roles then the author should elect which are the most significant and explain the point more fully within the article.
  • {{{currentclub}}} — The club for which the player currently plays. Leave blank if retired.
  • {{{occupation}}} — The player's other occupations.
  • {{{school}}} — The school(s) attended by the player.
  • {{{university}}} — The university(s) attended by the player.
  • {{{spouse}}} — The name of the player's spouse (should be accompanied by a citation)
  • {{{children}}} — The player's children (should be accompanied by a citation)
  • {{{relatives}}} — The player's other notable relatives. Bracket their relationship eg. XXX (father)
  • {{{years}}} — A <br /> delimited list of years that the player has been contracted at each professional club.
  • {{{clubs}}} — A <br /> delimited list of professional clubs that the player has been contracted at.
  • {{{caps(points)}}} — A <br /> delimited list of appearances and (points) that the player has been awarded in first-team games only for each professional club.
  • {{{youthclubs}}} — A <br /> delimited list of youth clubs that the player has been a member of.
  • {{{youthyears}}} — A <br /> delimited list of years that the player has been at each youth club.
  • {{{youthrepteam}}} — A <br /> delimited list of youth representative teams that the player has been a member of.
  • {{{youthrepyears}}} — A <br /> delimited list of years that the player has been at each youth representative team.
  • {{{youthrepcaps(points)}}} — A <br /> delimited list of appearances and (points) that the player has been awarded in their respective youth representative team.


  • {{{repyears}}} — A <br /> delimited list of years that the player has been a participant in each national team.
  • {{{repteam}}} — A <br /> delimited list of representative teams that the player has been a member of, including non-senior teams such as U21.
  • {{{repcaps(points)}}} — A <br /> delimited list of appearances and (points) that the player has been awarded in all competitions and friendlies for each representative team.
  • {{{refereeyears}}} — The years the referee was active in the competition.
  • {{{refereecomps}}} — The competitions the referee was in.
  • {{{refereecaps}}} — The number of caps, the referee has used in that comptetion.
  • {{{pcupdate}}} — A timestamp of the last time the player's infobox career statistics were updated (not needed if the player has retired).
  • {{{repupdate}}} — A timestamp of the last time the player's infobox representative statistics were updated (not needed for former players).
  • {{{website}}} — The official site of the player.

Examples

The input:

{{Infobox rugby league biography
| name = Tim Template
| image = 
| fullname = Tim Tenerife Template
| height = {{convert|6|ft|0|in|m|2|abbr=on}} 
| weight = 13 st 5 lbs (85 kg)
| nickname = Timmah!
| occupation = Milkman
| school = [[Template High School]]
| university = [[Template University]]
| spouse = Mrs. Template
| children = Joel Template
| relatives = Red Template (father)
| position = [[Rugby union positions#14. & 11. Wing|Wing]]
| birth_date = {{birth date and age|1975|1|1}}
| birth_place = [[Template City]], [[Templatia]]
| currentclub = [[Template City Templates]]
| position = [[Rugby union positions#14. & 11. Wing|Wing]]
| youthyears = ?–1987<br />1988–1991
| youthclubs = Template Juniors<br />Template Youth
| youthrepyears = 1987–1991<br>1989
| youthrepteam = Templiata Blues<br>Templiata Under 15s
| youthrepcaps(points) = 2 (8)<br>4 (0)
| years = 1992–1998<br />1999–2000<br />2001<br />2002–
| clubs = [[Template United F.C.]]<br />[[Template Rangers]]<br />[[Example F.C.]] (loan)<br />[[Template City F.C.]]
| caps(points) = 75 (25)<br />32 (10)<br />15 (7)<br />113 (45)
| repyears = 1991<br />1996–98<br />1999–2007
| repteam = [[Examplia U16]]<br />[[Templatia U21]]<br />[[Templatia]]
| repcaps(points) = 1 (0)<br />8 (2)<br />46 (13)
| pcupdate = ~~~~~
| repupdate = ~~~~~
| refereeyears = 2008<br />2009–12
| refereecomps = [[Pro 12|Celtic League]]<br/>[[Guinness Premiership]]
| refereecaps = 18<br />219
| website = http://www.wikipedia.org
}}

produces:

Tim Template
Personal information
Full name Tim Tenerife Template
Date of birth (1975-01-01) January 1, 1975 (age 39)
Place of birth Template City, Templatia
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 13 st 5 lb (85 kg)
Occupation(s) Milkman
School(s) attended Template High School
University(s) Template University
Spouse(s) Mrs. Template
Children Joel Template
Relatives Red Template (father)
Club information
Position(s) Wing
Current club Template City Templates
Youth clubs
Years Club
?–1987
1988–1991
Template Juniors
Template Youth
Youth representative teams
Years Team Apps (points)
1987–1991
1989
Templiata Blues
Templiata Under 15s
2 (8)
4 (0)
Senior clubs*
Years Club Apps (points)
1992–1998
1999–2000
2001
2002–2007
Template United F.C.
Template Rangers
Example F.C. (loan)
Template City F.C.
75 (26)
32 (11)
15 (7)
113 (46)
Representative teams**
1991
1996–1998
1999–
Examplia U16
Templatia U21
Templatia
1 (0)
8 (2)
46 (13)
Refereeing career
Years Competition Apps
2008
2009–2012
Celtic League
Guinness Premiership
18
219
Other information
Official website http://www.wikipedia.org
* Professional club appearances and points
counted for domestic first grade only and
correct as of 04:34, 28 June 2006 (UTC).
** Representative team caps and points correct
as of 04:34, 28 June 2006 (UTC).

Style guide

Density of information

Try to always consider that an infobox exists to support an article and provide a quick synopsis of important facts. This becomes vital when considering that the amount of space available within an infobox is significantly less than that available outside of it. Adding all seventy three nicknames that a player might have is highly informative, but will defeat the purpose of the infobox.

Wikilinking

As per the manual of style entry on linking, years should not be linked as they do not provide much benefit to the user. However, date of birth should be linked to enable date preferences to work (better still, use {{birth date and age}} for living people and {{birth date}} for the deceased). Linking of other entries is to be discouraged as most of these links will present themselves in the article's introduction; linking them in the infobox adds clutter and inhibits the speedy retrieval of facts.

You must link the {{{website}}} parameter

Season year format

In order to keep the infobox from ballooning laterally, it is wise to keep date formats as compact as possible. Highly accurate dates are more useful in the article itself. Typically editors will use the 2005-2006 incarnation but when very pressed for space, 05–06 may be useful.

If the start or end date of a players time at a club is unknown they should be aligned with the other years.

Club Name

Where applicable, use only the location name of the team under the headings of "professional clubs" and "representative teams". That is, avoid using Sydney Roosters', but rather use Sydney. Also, in the event of a change of club name during the time in which the player served that club, use the name under which they joined. For example, Brad Fittler's infobox will show that he played for Sydney City rather than Sydney or Eastern Suburbs.

However, under "club name", use the full name of the club. For example, Craig Fitzgibbon currently plays for the Sydney Roosters rather than Sydney as will show below it. This naming system is in place for a number of reasons, the most important being consistency of information across all player entries on Wikipedia.

Microformat

The HTML markup produced by this template includes an hCard microformat, which makes the person's details parsable by computers, either acting automatically to catalogue articles across Wikipedia or via a browser tool operated by a reader, to (for example) add the subject to an address book or database. For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please see the microformat project.

Sub-templates

Date-of-birth ("bday") information will only be included in the microformat if {{birth date}}, or {{birth date and age}} are used in the infobox. (Do not use these if the date is before 1583).

To include a URL, use {{URL}}.

Please do not remove instances of these sub-templates.

Classes

hCard uses HTML classes including:

  • adr
  • agent
  • bday
  • birthplace
  • category
  • country-name
  • deathdate
  • deathplace
  • extended-address
  • family-name
  • fn (required)
  • given-name
  • honorific-prefix
  • honorific-suffix
  • label
  • locality
  • n
  • nickname
  • note
  • org
  • role
  • url
  • vcard

Please do not rename or remove these classes nor collapse nested elements which use them.