David McDuling

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David McDuling
Dave McDuling 2017.jpg
Date of birth (1989-04-07) 7 April 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 115 kg (18 st 2 lb)
School Saint Ignatius' College, Riverview
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Current team Waratahs
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014–2015 Reds 12 (0)
2014 Brisbane City 10 (5)
2015 Sharks (Currie Cup) 8 (0)
2016 Sharks 1 (0)
2016 Sharks XV 11 (5)
2016 Canterbury 9 (10)
2017–present Waratahs 0 (0)
Correct as of 29 October 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009 Australia Under-20 5 (0)
Correct as of 3 July 2015

David McDuling (born 7 April 1989 in Sydney, Australia) is a rugby union footballer for the Waratahs in Super Rugby. He usually plays as a lock and previously played with the Reds and Sharks Super Rugby teams, and for Canterbury in the New Zealand Mitre 10 Cup competition.

He was educated at Saint Ignatius' College, Riverview.

Career[edit]

Queensland Reds / Brisbane City[edit]

McDuling joined the Reds Academy in 2011;[1] he was named in their squad for the 2012 Super Rugby season, but did not make any appearances due to an anterior cruciate ligament knee injury.[2] He suffered another knee injury upon his return that also ruled him out of the entire 2013 season.[1]

He eventually made his Super Rugby debut on 11 May 2014 when he came on as a substitute in their match against the Crusaders in Brisbane.[3] He made a further four appearances off the bench during the competition.

In the second half of 2014, McDuling also played for and captained Brisbane City in the first edition of the National Rugby Championship. He played in all eight of their regular season matches, scoring one try in their 29–56 defeat to the Greater Sydney Rams in Round Seven of the competition.[4][5] He also played in their 32–26 semi-final win over the NSW Country Eagles and captained the side in the final,[6] helping them to a 37–26 victory over the Perth Spirit to be crowned champions.[7][8][9]

He returned to the Reds lineup for the 2015 Super Rugby season. After playing off the bench against the Force,[10] he started his first match for the Reds against the Highlanders in Dunedin.[11] He made a total of five starts and two substitute appearances during the season.

Sharks[edit]

After the 2015 Super Rugby season, McDuling was granted an early release from his contract by the Reds[1] and he joined the South African-based Sharks on a deal until the end of 2016.[12]

Waratahs[edit]

He returned to him hometown of Sydney to join the Waratahs prior to the 2017 Super Rugby season.[13]

Representative rugby[edit]

McDuling was part of the Australian Schoolboys team in 2007[14] and of the Australia under 20 team that competed in the 2009 IRB Junior World Championship.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Queensland Rugby Union releases Dave McDuling to take up contract with Durban-based Sharks" (Press release). Reds. 3 July 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Harris and Lucas to share Reds No.10 jersey". SuperXV.com. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Reds 29-57 Crusaders". South African Rugby Union. 11 May 2014. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  4. ^ Mitchell, Peter (4 October 2014). "NRC Review: Brisbane Rammed by Much Greater Sydney". Green and Gold rugby. Archived from the original on 4 October 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Greater Sydney Rams vs Brisbane City". Fox Sports. 3 October 2014. Archived from the original on 27 October 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Dave McDuling a true NRC success story as he leads Brisbane City into grand final". The Courier-Mail. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  7. ^ Cook, Paul (2 November 2014). "NRC Grand Final: Brisbane City See Off Spirit To Lift Inaugural Title". Rugby News. Archived from the original on 10 November 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "Brisbane City v Perth Spirit at Brisbane". ESPN Scrum. 1 November 2014. Archived from the original on 10 November 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "Brisbane City vs Perth Spirit". Fox Sports. 1 November 2014. Archived from the original on 1 November 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Reds 18-6 Force". South African Rugby Union. 21 February 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2016. 
  11. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Highlanders 20-13 Reds". South African Rugby Union. 27 February 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2016. 
  12. ^ "The Cell C Sharks sign David McDuling" (Press release). Sharks. 3 July 2015. Archived from the original on 4 July 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  13. ^ "Dave McDuling returns home to complete NSW Waratahs 2017 squad" (Press release). Waratahs. 9 December 2016. Archived from the original on 9 December 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016. 
  14. ^ "David McDuling Reds Profile". Queensland Reds. 10 December 2012. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
  15. ^ "David McDuling IRB Profile". International Rugby Board. 17 September 2012. Archived from the original on 18 January 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 

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