Luke Burgess (rugby union)

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For the English rugby league player of the same name, see Luke Burgess (rugby league).
Luke Burgess
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Personal information
Full name Luke Burgess
Born (1983-08-20) 20 August 1983 (age 33)
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 89 kg (14 st 0 lb)
School(s) attended St. Joseph's College, Hunters Hill
University Sydney University
St John's College, University of Sydney
Club information
Playing position Scrum-half
Current club Rebels
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Pts)
2003–07 Brumbies 2 (0)
2007 Melbourne Rebels (ARC) 9 (15)
2008–11 Waratahs 56 (20)
2011–13 Stade Toulousain 54 (20)
2013–15 Rebels 26 (25)
2014 Melbourne Rising 5 (10)
2015− Zebre ()
Representative team(s)
2008– Australia 37 (5)

* Senior club appearances and points correct as of 14 June 2015.
† Appearances (Points).

‡ Representative team caps and points correct as of 7 June 2013.

Luke Burgess (born 20 August 1984) is a professional rugby union footballer. His usual position is scrum-half. He has signed on to play Super Rugby for the Melbourne Rebels in 2014.

Rugby career[edit]

Burgess was born in Newcastle, Australia. He played his club rugby with Sydney University Colts and Eastern Suburbs RUFC in Sydney.

He played with the Brumbies from 2003 to 2007, but due to the presence of Wallaby captain George Gregan, he only made two appearances for the team, making his Super 12 debut in 2005.[1] In 2007 he played for the Melbourne Rebels in the now defunct Australian Rugby Championship.

Burgess joined the NSW Waratahs in 2008, and made his first Super 14 appearance off the bench mid-year. Later that year he made his Test debut for the Wallabies against Ireland at the Telstra Dome, Melbourne. A knee injury kept him out of the 2008 Tri Nations Series, but he was selected for the Wallabies end 2008 Spring Tour.[citation needed] He returned to play for the Sydney University rugby club in 2009.[citation needed]

From 2011, Burgess played for Stade Toulousain in the Top 14 championship, France, making his debut in the Heineken Cup match against Gloucester.

He joined the Melbourne Rebels for the start of the 2014 Super Rugby season.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ Burgess seeks to confirm promise
  2. ^ Robinson, Georgina (23 March 2013). "Burgess joins Rebels on three-year deal". Age. Fairfax. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Gould, Russell (22 April 2013). "Luke Burgess is optimistic about Rebels prospects after joining from France". Herald Sun. News. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Wallabies Media Unit (15 April 2013). "Luke Burgess returning to Australia" (Press release). ARU. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 

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