Guy Shepherdson

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Guy Shepherdson
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Birth nameGuy Shepherdson
Date of birth (1982-02-17) 17 February 1982 (age 36)
Place of birthJakarta, Indonesia
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight117 kg (18 st 6 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Tighthead Prop
Current team Southern Districts R. C
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004–present Easts (Canberra) 33 (0)
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002–2003 Bay of Plenty ()
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
Correct as of 1 June 2012
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006–2007 Australia 17 (5)

Guy Shepherdson (born 17 February 1982 in Jakarta, Indonesia[1]) is an Australian former rugby union professional footballer. He played as a tight-head prop for the Brumbies and Reds in the Super Rugby competition and played for the Australian national team, the Wallabies.[2]

Early life[edit]

Shepherdson was born in Jakarta as his father worked as an aid official for the Australian International Development Assistance Bureau (AIDAB), now known as AusAID from 1981 to 1983.[1]

The family then moved to Canberra and Shepherdson was educated at Canberra Grammar School. He was a member of the Brumbies Academy squad in 1997. He played for the Australian Schoolboys in 1999 and went on to represent Australia at the under-19 and under-23 level.[1]

Rugby career[edit]

Shepherdson completed two stints with the Bay of Plenty in the National Provincial Championship in New Zealand.[3] He then signed with the Brumbies for the 2004 season. Shepherdson made his Super 12 debut for the Brumbies in 2004, against the Auckland Blues in Canberra. He went on to earn another 13 caps for the Brumbies during that season.[3]

He was included in new Australian coach John Connolly's squad for the Wallabies' 2006 mid-year rugby test series. He went on to make his international debut on 24 June, against Ireland at Subiaco Oval in Perth. He was chosen to anchor Australia’s scrum at the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France.[2][3]

In June 2010 he agreed to join the Queensland Reds for the 2011 Super 15 season.[3] He retired from professional rugby at the end of 2012.[2]

Reference list[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Wilkey, Don (7 September 2007). "Guy Shepherdson: The Indonesian Connection". Archived from the original on 11 October 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Bryden, Max (16 August 2013). "Guy Shepherdson: Getting on with it". Archived from the original on 12 March 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d "Reds profile". Archived from the original on 29 July 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2014.

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