Jon Dunbar

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Jon Dunbar (born 4 April 1980 in Wegberg, Germany) is a former rugby union international for Scotland. His usual position was at flanker.

Rugby Union career[edit]

He was educated at Abingdon School where he was captain of the first XV and gained colours.[1]

He played for Grove RFC in the junior leagues in Oxfordshire before moving to play professionally for Newcastle Falcons RFC and then Leeds Carnegie. While at University he played for the England under-21 XV against Wales and France in the 2001 Six Nations Championship.[2]

In April 2004 he played for Newcastle Falcons when they won the 2003–04 Powergen Cup defeating Sale Sharks 37-33.[3] [4] [5] He joined Leeds Tykes from Newcastle[6] and the following season was once again on the winning side when Leeds defeated Bath Rugby 20-12 in the 2004–05 Powergen Cup final.[7] [8]

In between the two finals he won two caps for Scotland in February 2005 in the 2005 Six Nations Championship, both as a replacement against France and Italy respectively.[9] After his spell at Leeds he moved to Gran Parma in Italy for the 2009/10 season.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "J Dunbar elected as captain" (PDF). The Abingdonian. 
  2. ^ "Rugby Union - Under 21 International Friendly - Wales v England". Getty Images. 
  3. ^ "Sale 33-37 Newcastle". BBC Sport. 
  4. ^ "Powergen Cup final at Twickenham". The Telegraph. 
  5. ^ "Bath 12-20 Leeds". BBC. 16 April 2005. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Leeds land Dunbar". ESPN. 
  7. ^ "Bath 12-20 Leeds". BBC Sport. 
  8. ^ "Newcastle 37-33 Sale". BBC. 17 April 2004. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Jon Dunbar Scotland". ESPN. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 

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