Jarrad Butler

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Jarrad Butler
Jarrad Butler 2014.jpg
Birth name Jarrad Butler
Date of birth (1991-07-20) 20 July 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Wellington, New Zealand
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 106 kg (16.7 st; 234 lb)
School The Southport School
University Queensland University of Technology
Rugby union career
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014−2017
2017–present
Canberra Vikings
Connacht
23
0
(80)
(0)
Correct as of 22 February 2017
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012–2013
2014–2017
Reds
Brumbies
12
49
(0)
(15)
Correct as of 22 July 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008
2010
Australia Schoolboys
Australia U20
3
4
(0)
(10)

Jarrad Butler (born 20 July 1991) is an Australian rugby union footballer who plays for Irish Pro14 side Connacht. He usually plays as a loose forward.

Early life[edit]

Butler was born in Wellington, New Zealand, and moved with his family to the Gold Coast, Australia as a 13-year-old. He attended The Southport School.[1]

Career[edit]

During the 2012 Super Rugby season, Butler joined the on a short-term contract to cover an injury crisis. He made his debut 6 July 2012 against the Highlanders at Suncorp Stadium.[2]

He made two appearances for them in 2012 which prompted Head-Coach to name him in the franchise's Extended Playing Squad for 2013.[3]

Since which he has been capped a further 10 times, throughout the 2013 Super Rugby season - upgrading him to a Standard Player Contract (SPC).[4]

On 11 July 2017, it was announced that Butler had signed a three-year contract with Irish Pro14 side Connacht. He will move to the province at the end of the 2017 Super Rugby season.[5][6]

Super Rugby Statistics[edit]

As of 22 July 2016[7]
Season Team Games Starts Sub Mins Tries Cons Pens Drops Points Yel Red
2012 Reds 2 0 2 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 Reds 10 1 9 183 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Brumbies 18 18 0 1310 1 0 0 0 5 1 0
2015 Brumbies 18 9 9 858 2 0 0 0 10 0 0
2016 Brumbies 13 11 2 870 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 61 39 22 3253 3 0 0 0 15 2 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kiwi-born Red Butler eyes up Wallaby jersey". stuff.co.nz. 1 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Reds 19-13 Highlanders". South African Rugby Union. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "finalise 2013 Super Rugby EPS". Super XV. 30 October 2012. Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Extended Playing Squad Profile". Queensland Rugby Union. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Connacht Sign Jarrad Butler On Three-Year Deal". irishrugby.ie. 11 July 2017. Retrieved 11 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "Butler signs for Connacht". planetrugby.com. 11 July 2017. Retrieved 11 July 2017. 
  7. ^ "Player Statistics". its rugby. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 

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