Brendon O'Connor

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Brendon O'Connor
Full name Brendon Ryan O'Connor
Date of birth (1989-09-11) 11 September 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Gisborne, New Zealand
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 102 kg (16 st 1 lb)
School Gisborne Boys' High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Current team Leicester Tigers
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2015− Leicester Tigers 38 (35)
Correct as of 22 May 2017
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–11
2013–15
Canterbury
Hawke's Bay
17
31
(10)
(70)
Correct as of 23 October 2015
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012
2013–15
Crusaders
Blues
2
41
(0)
(5)
Correct as of 12 June 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009 New Zealand U20 5 (0)
Correct as of 14 January 2013

Brendon O'Connor (born (1989-09-11)11 September 1989) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer who plays as flanker.

O'Connor won the 2009 IRB Junior World Championship with New Zealand Under 20.[1] In 2012 O'Connor was a member of the Crusaders Wider Training Group and made two Super Rugby appearances that season. He was signed for the Blues for the 2013 season.[2] O'Connor would go on to win over 40 Super Rugby caps for the Blues, winning the Blues MVP Award and Player's Player award in 2015.[3] He has also played for the Hawkes Bay Magpies in the ITM Cup. He had previously played for Canterbury in 2010 and 2011.[4] O'Connor joined English club Leicester Tigers for the 2015-2016 Aviva Premiership season.[5]

O'Connor made his debut for Leicester Tigers on 13 November 2015 in the opening match of the European Champions Cup at Welford Road. O'Connor impressed on his debut, winning crucial turnovers, and scoring a try.[6]

O'Connor is qualified to represent England at international level through his grandmother.[7]

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