David Lyons (rugby union, born 1980)
|Full name||David Lyons|
|Date of birth||15 June 1980|
|Place of birth||Orange, New South Wales, Australia|
|Height||192 cm (6 ft 3½ in)|
|Weight||119 kg (18 st 10 lb)|
|School||Molong Central School, Hurlstone Agricultural High School|
|University||The University of Sydney, International University of Monaco|
|Children||Son Oliver and daughter Edie|
|Rugby union career|
|Position||Number eight, Flanker|
From his debut in 2000 Lyons played 83 consecutive games for the Waratahs, a record for an Australia player. His run ended when a knee injury forced him to miss the start of the 2007 Super 14 season. In 2004 Lyons was awarded the John Eales medal as Wallabies player of the year.
Lyons signed a 4-year contract with Welsh team the Scarlets for the 2008–09 Magners League season, debuting against Bath Rugby in August 2008. In his first season, he remarkably started in all 30 of the Scarlets' league and cup matches. In July 2009 Lyons became vice-captain of the Scarlets for the 2009–10 Magners League season. He had previously captained the side in two matches at the end of the 2008–09 season However, due to an injury to regular skipper Mark Jones, he led the side for most of the season and eventually took over the captain's armband for the 2010–11 Magners League season. On 15 June 2011, Lyons was released by the Scarlets at the end of his third season with the club. The next day, he signed a contract with Stade Français.
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- "David Lyons seals Stade Français move from Scarlets". BBC Sport. 16 June 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
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|John Eales Medal