Lloyd Johansson

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Lloyd Johansson
Lloyd Johansson 2014.jpg
Johansson in 2014
Full name Lloyd Johansson
Date of birth (1985-05-02) 2 May 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight 108 kg (17 st 0 lb)
School The Southport School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
East Coast Aces
Honda Heat
Melbourne Rising


Correct as of 3 November 2015
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
Current local club Melbourne Harlequin
Correct as of 1 June 2012
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005 Australia 3 ((5))

Lloyd Johansson (born 5 February 1985) is an Australian rugby union player of Tongan and Swedish descent. He plays for the Melbourne Rising in the National Rugby Championship, and his usual position is centre.

Early life[edit]

Lloyd Johansson was born in Melbourne, Australia to Lloyd 'Loiti' Johansson Snr and Maria ' Malia' Johansson. He played under-14 and under-16 rugby for Victoria before moving to Queensland in 2002 to complete his schooling.[1] He was selected for the Australian Schoolboys rugby union team and also represented Australia at Under 19 and 21 levels.


An inside centre, Johannsson is noted for his hard-running and exceptional defence.[citation needed] He played for the Queensland Reds and captained the East Coast Aces in the now defunct Australian Rugby Championship. He made his Wallabies debut in 2005 against the All Blacks.[citation needed]

Johansson had a challenging Super Rugby season in 2007. He did not see any Super 14 action during the 2008 season and was not offered a contract with the Queensland Reds for 2009. He joined Italian club MPS Viadana in an effort to reignite his career,[citation needed] followed by a stint in 2011 with Japanese club Honda Heat.[2]

In 2012 Johansson become the first Victorian player to earn a Super Rugby contract with the Melbourne Rebels.[1][3][4][5] After playing for Melbourne Harlequin in the Dewar Shield in 2013 and 2014,[6] he was named in the Melbourne Rising squad for the National Rugby Championship inaugural season of 2014.[7]


  1. ^ a b Schlink, Leo (2011-10-30). "Perfect time for Lloyd Johansson to be a Melbourne Rebel". Sunday Herald Sun. News. Archived from the original on 2014-07-25. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
  2. ^ "When you're big in Japan!". Rebels Rugby. 2014-02-20. Archived from the original on 2014-02-24. Retrieved 2014-07-25. 
  3. ^ "Johansson - our first Victorian Rebel" (Press release). Melbourne Rebels. 2011-09-13. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
  4. ^ "Former Wallaby Johansson joins Rebels". ABC. 2011-09-13. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  5. ^ Rebels Media Unit (2011-12-21). "Player Profile: Lloyd Johansson" (Press release). Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  6. ^ "Player profile". Melbourne Harlequin Rugby. 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-07-25. Retrieved 2014-07-25. 
  7. ^ "Melbourne Rising announce playing squad". Rebels Rugby. 2014-07-25. Archived from the original on 2014-07-25. 

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