|Birth name||Brendan McKibbin|
|Date of birth||19 September 1985|
|Place of birth||Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||86 kg (13 st 8 lb)|
|School||Marist College Ashgrove|
|Rugby union career|
Brendan McKibbin (born 19 September 1985) is a professional rugby union footballer. He plays for London Irish in the Aviva Premiership. He previously played for the Waratahs and the Queensland Reds in Super Rugby. His regular playing position is scrum-half.
McKibbin was born in Irvine, Scotland. He spent his early life in Kilmarnock before he moved with his family to Brisbane, Australia when he was three years old. He attended Marist College Ashgrove where he played rugby for the 1st XV.
During his final year at Ashgrove in 2002, he was selected to play for Queensland at the Australian Schools Rugby Championships. McKibbin played open-side flanker at schoolboy and under-19 level, only switching to scrum-half to play senior rugby.
The following year, McKibbin scored 223 points for Brothers to be the leading points scorer in Queensland Premier Rugby for the 2008 regular season. His tally was 8 tries, 51 conversions and 27 penalties. Brothers narrowly lost the grand final to Easts in 2008, but McKibbin won the Alec Evans Medal for Premier Player of the Year.
In 2009, he made his Super 14 debut for the Reds against the Chiefs. After winning four caps for the Reds, McKibbin went on to captain Brothers to a hard-fought grand final win over Souths in the Queensland Premier Rugby competition. He also won the Tony Shaw Medal for Player of the Grand Final.
McKibbin moved to Sydney at the end of that year, to take up an opportunity with the Junior Waratahs. He joined the Eastern Suburbs club to play in the Shute Shield competition, and won the 2010 Ken Catchpole Medal for the most outstanding player in Sydney club rugby.
He played limited minutes in Super Rugby for the Waratahs in 2011, but became the team’s first choice halfback and goalkicker in 2012. McKibbin was called up to the Wallabies' squad for the last Test match of the year in 2012, being named on the bench for the final match of the Spring Tour, against Wales in Cardiff.
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- "Interview: Brendan McKibbin". Scotsman. 4 March 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
- "Provisional Queensland Schools teams for ARFSU National Championships in Sydney". Queensland Rugby Football Schools Union. 15 August 2002. Archived from the original on 14 August 2002. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
- "Season 2004" ( (Word 0.3 MB)). Crosby Courier. Brothers Rugby. September 2004. Retrieved 30 May 2013.[permanent dead link]
- "QRU Annual Report 2004" (PDF 4.3 MB). Queensland Rugby. 2004. pp. 28–30. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
- "Queensland Rugby Annual Report 2007" (PDF 2.7 MB). 2007. pp. 20–22. Retrieved 29 June 2012.
- "Queensland Rugby Annual Report 2008" (PDF 3.7 MB). p. 13. Retrieved 29 June 2012.
- "Queensland Rugby Annual Report 2009" (PDF 1.8 MB). p. 24. Retrieved 29 June 2012.