Nathan Eyres-Brown

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Nathan Eyres-Brown
Full name Nathan Eyres-Brown
Date of birth (1989-05-23) 23 May 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Weight 91 kg (14 st 5 lb)
School The Southport School
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fullback or Wing
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
2009– Gold Coast Breakers
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2012 Queensland Reds 2 0
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team Comps
2009 Australia Sevens

Nathan Eyres-Brown (born 23 May 1989) is an Australian rugby union footballer. His usual position is fullback or wing. He played for the Australian Sevens team in 2009, and played Super Rugby for the Queensland Reds in 2012.[1]

Early life and junior career[edit]

Born on the Gold Coast, Eyres-Brown began his career playing rugby league.[1] At age 15, he was selected in the Canterbury Bulldogs development squad alongside Esi Tonga and Chris Sandow.[citation needed]

In 2005, Eyres-Brown was granted a scholarship to The Southport School (TSS), where he played flyhalf during his first season.[1] He was selected in the Queensland Under-16 rugby union side in 2005 as a utility back behind Matt Toomua and Richard Kingi, and played in the national competition at inside centre due to an injury to Toomua.[1]

In 2006, Eyres-Brown played for The Southport School 1st XV team. He scored a 50 metre try to win the match against Brisbane State High School which ensured TSS were crowned GPS premiers.[1]

After leaving school, Eyres-Brown played rugby league during 2007 and 2008 in the FOGS Colts Challenge for the Burleigh Bears.[2][3]

Rugby career[edit]

In 2009, Eyres-Brown returned to rugby union to play for the Gold Coast Breakers club. He made his Premier Rugby debut against Norths on 25 April 2009, when he played on the wing and and scored two tries.[4] Such was the season Eyres-Brown enjoyed, he was selected in the Queensland Country side on the wing and was also selected for the Australia Sevens squad later in 2009.[1]

He sustained a shoulder injury playing for the Breakers in 2010 which cut his season short.[1] After recovering from injury and spending time in rugby league during 2011 with the Southport Tigers,[5] Eyres-Brown returned to the Breakers for the 2012 season.[1][6]

Eyres-Brown was recruited to the Queensland Reds during the 2012 Super Rugby season.[6] He was flown at short notice to South Africa to provide injury cover for Ben Lucas and Mike Harris. On 24 March, against the Bulls in Pretoria, he came off the bench in the second half to earn his Queensland and Super Rugby debut.[7][8] Against the Western Force a week later, he came off the bench again, to relieve centre Ben Tapuai.[9]

Reference list[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Country Rugby provides another pathway to St George Queensland Reds". redsrugby.com.au (Press release). 2012. Archived from the original on 31 May 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "2007 Results Round 11". Wynnum Manly Seagulls. 28 May 2007. Archived from the original on 4 February 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "League: FOGS Cup, June 1". Courier-Mail. News. 1 June 2008. Archived from the original on 4 February 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Oberhardt, Mark (26 April 2009). "Souths beat Easts to win Caxton Cup". Courier-Mail. News. Archived from the original on 4 February 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  5. ^ Braysher, Kevin (12 September 2011). "Grand Final Day 2011". Gold Coast Rugby League Inc. Archived from the original on 4 February 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Country Rugby continues to generate St.George Queensland Reds talent" (Press release). QLD Reds. 29 March 2012. Archived from the original on 4 February 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Murphy earns starting opportunity against Bulls" (Press release). QLD Reds. 22 March 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Bulls vs Reds". Match Breakdown. SARU. 24 March 2012. Archived from the original on 6 April 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "Force vs Reds". Match Breakdown. SARU. 31 March 2012. Archived from the original on 3 April 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2012.