Dan Palmer

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Dan Palmer
Full name Daniel Palmer
Nickname Stealth, Palms & Minties[1]
Date of birth (1988-09-13) 13 September 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Shellharbour, Australia
Height 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 115 kg (18 st 2 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)
Melbourne Rebels
Correct as of 11 February 2014
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2008–13 Southern Districts 50 (0)
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2011–13, 15
Correct as of 7 June 2013
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
Australia U–20
Australia U–19
Australian Schoolboys
1 (0)
Correct as of 6 June 2012

Dan Palmer (born 13 September 1988) is a former Australian professional rugby union footballer. He played for the Waratahs and Brumbies in Super Rugby, before a short stint with French club Grenoble. He also earned one cap for Australia in 2012. His usual position is tighthead prop.

Early life[edit]

Palmer was born in Shellharbour, New South Wales. His played his junior rugby with Kiama and attended Warilla High School. He represented Australia at Schoolboy, Under-19 and Under-20 levels. He played his senior club rugby in Sydney for Southern Districts in the Shute Shield.[2][3]

Rugby career[edit]

In 2007, Palmer played for the Melbourne Rebels in the Australian Rugby Championship. He joined the New South Wales Waratahs squad in 2008 and was signed to a three-year deal after making his debut against the Highlanders in round three of the Super 14 competition.[2][4] In 2011 he was looking for more playing time and moved to ACT to play for the Brumbies, where he became their starting tighthead prop.[5]

Palmer was capped as the starting tighthead prop for Australia against Scotland in Newcastle on 5 June 2012.[6] In January 2013, Palmer signed to play for FC Grenoble from the 2013–14 season.[5]

However, he never played a match for Grenoble due to a persistent foot injury and subsequently announced his retirement from rugby union at the end of 2014.[7] He returned to Australia to combine university studies with a scrum coaching role at the ACT Brumbies.[8] Despite a drop in weight to below 16 stones, Palmer returned to the playing roster at the Brumbies as a short term appointment at prop for team's tour to South Africa during the 2015 Super Rugby season.[8]

Reference list[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rugbyheaven.com.au/fordacademy/dpalmer.html
  2. ^ a b "Waratahs profile". nswrugby.com.au. Archived from the original on 14 October 2009. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Australia U-20 profile". www.rugby.com.au. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Dan Palmer commits to Waratahs". rugbyweek.com. 6 June 2008. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Dutton, Chris (27 January 2013). "Palmer to bid adieu to Brumbies". The Canberra Times. Rugby Heaven. Archived from the original on 3 April 2013. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Dan Palmer". espnscrum.com. 
  7. ^ "Former Wallaby Dan Palmer lost passion for rugby, then weight". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. 25 October 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Dutton, Chris (3 May 2015). "Lighter prop Dan Palmer set for shock Brumbies comeback a year after retiring". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. Archived from the original on 3 May 2015. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 

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