James Horwill

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James Horwill
James Horwill 2011 RWC.jpg
Date of birth (1985-05-29) 29 May 1985 (age 30)
Place of birth Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Height 200 cm (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 117 kg (18 st 6 lb)
School Brisbane Boys College
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Ballymore Tornadoes
Brisbane City
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006– 15 Queensland Reds 116 (45)
correct as of 14 June 2015.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007– Australia 61 (30)
correct as of 23 August 2015.

James Horwill (born 29 May 1985) is an Australian rugby union player, a national and provincial representative Lock forward. He captained the Queensland Reds to a season victory in the 2011 in the Super Rugby competition, his sixth season played at that level and debuted as Wallaby captain in the deciding game of the 2011 Tri Nations, leading the Wallabies to a series victory. He was named as the Australian squad captain for the 2011 Rugby World Cup and was captain of the Wallabies for the British and Irish Lions tour to Australia in 2013.


Horwill in 2011

Horwill was born in Brisbane, Queensland, and educated at Brisbane Boys College. He made his Super 14 debut against arch rivals the New South Wales Waratahs in the first game of the 2006 season, after not even being included in the Reds original squad. Horwill proved to be the find of the season, forcing his way into the starting line up and earning a place in the Wallabies spring tour, playing for Australia A in all three of the matches. At 2 metres tall and weighing in at 117 kg, Horwill is known for bumping off defenders with ease; however, he also has a reputation for being a fiery player, seeing himself sin binned fairly often earlier in his career. He has lately calmed down with his on field antics. In 2007 Horwill made his debut for the Wallabies in a test match against Fiji playing the entire game, and was unlucky to not have been included in the 2007 Rugby World Cup squad. 2008 was a successful year for Horwill, as he broke into the starting Wallabies team and played 9 games in 2008, starting against New Zealand in the Bledisloe Cup. In August 2011, Robbie Deans named James Horwill as captain for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. He debuted as captain in the deciding match of the 2011 Tri Nations series on 27 August 2011.

On 17 December 2014, it was announced that Horwill had signed a three-year contract with English Premiership side Harlequins, and will join them after the 2015 Rugby World Cup.[1][2][3]


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Preceded by
Rocky Elsom
Australian national rugby union captain
2011 - 2013
Succeeded by
Will Genia