David Curtis

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David Curtis
Full name David Michael Curtis
Date of birth 10 April 1965
Place of birth Salisbury, Rhodesia
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
1991-1992 Ireland 13 (7)

David Michael Curtis (born 10 April 1965 in the Rhodesian capital Salisbury) is a former Irish rugby union international. He also played some first-class cricket while at Oxford University.

Curtis, who was born in Rhodesia, now known as Zimbabwe, made his debut for Ireland against Wales in the 1991 Five Nations. He represented Ireland at the World Cup later that year, scoring a try in the pool stage against his country of birth and participating in their losing Quarter Final team. In all he was capped for Ireland on 13 occasions and scored his only other points courtesy of a drop goal in an international friendly against Namibia.

He qualified for Ireland through his father Brian who had also represented his country as a wing forward after the second World War.

His four first-class cricket matches were for Oxford University in 1990, playing against Leicestershire, Glamorgan, Nottinghamshire and Cambridge. A right-handed batsman, he made 89 runs at 22.25.

He now is living in Zimbabwe, making a living through selling wine and craft beer. He has three sons, Angus, Graham and Simon. He also has one daughter named Annabel.


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