Angus Macdonald (rugby union)

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Angus Macdonald
Full name Angus James Macdonald
Date of birth (1981-01-12) 12 January 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Whangarei, New Zealand
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 12 in)
Weight 107 kg (16 st 12 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Loose Forward
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2001–07
2008–11
2011–12
2012–2013
Auckland
Toyota Verblitz
Coca-Cola West Red Sparks
Glasgow Warriors
41

10
4
(30)

(0)
(0)
correct as of 23 October 2012.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2003–07 Blues 44 (5)
correct as of 24 October 2012.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005
2005
New Zealand
Māori
2
2
(0)
(0)
correct as of 24 October 2012.

Angus James Macdonald (born 12 January 1981 in Whangarei) is a retired New Zealand rugby union footballer. Macdonald has played for Auckland, the Blues, Glasgow Warriors, New Zealand Maori and the All Blacks in a career that began in 2001. Angus Macdonald is known for his versatility, as he has played in various positions in the forwards including Lock, Flanker and Number 8. It was this ability to play multiple positions capably that led to his selection in the 2005 Northern Hemisphere tour, he joined Chris Masoe, Neemia Tialata Isaia Toeava as All Black coach Graham Henry looked to strengthen depth by breaking in players that could take up many positions.[1] Macdonald was part of the champion Blues Super 14 campaign in 2003 and has captained his province; at the young age of 24.

Angus comes from a strong rugby bloodline as his father Hamish Macdonald and his uncle Doug Bruce played for the All Blacks, while another uncle Roddy Macdonald played for Northland and his brother was a Canterbury Colt.[2]

Macdonald signed for Glasgow Warriors for the season 2012-13 in a two-year deal.[3] While with the provincial Glasgow club he was affiliated to Aberdeen GSFP RFC.[4] He retired from rugby union due to a neck injury in February 2013.[5] He played 4 games for the Pro12 club.[6]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Five new players in All Black squad". allblacks.com. Retrieved 2 January 2007. 
  2. ^ Angus Macdonald at AllBlacks.com
  3. ^ "All Black Macdonald Set To Land At Scotstoun". glasgowwarriors.org. 
  4. ^ "Glasgow Warriors - Warriors round-up". glasgowwarriors.com. 
  5. ^ "Angus Macdonald Retires From Rugby". scottishrugby.org. 
  6. ^ "Glasgow Warriors - Angus Macdonald". glasgowwarriors.com. 

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