Richard Harry

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Richard Harry
Full name Richard Lewis Lloyd Harry
Date of birth (1967-11-30) 30 November 1967 (age 49)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Rugby union career
Current status
Current team Retired
Playing career
Position Flanker/Prop
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)
1995-2001 New South Wales Waratahs 74 74
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
1996-2001 Australia 37 (5)

Richard Lewis Lloyd Harry (born 30 November 1967 in Sydney, Australia, educated at Barker College, Hornsby) is a retired Australian rugby union player.[1][2]

Harry was a hard-running loosehead prop and an integral part of the Wallabies during a golden era, which included clinching the Bledisloe Cup in 1998 and retaining it for the next three years, World Cup glory in 1999, and Tri Nations triumph in 2000.

Harry's playing career started in the back row as a flanker for Sydney club Eastwood, though he soon realised higher honours would not come if he remained there. He made the switch to the front row of the engine room, dropping to 5th grade in the process to ply his trade. By the end of 1994, he was fast-tracked into the Emerging Wallabies and NSW selection came the following year.

In 1996, he was selected for his international debut for the Wallabies against Wales in Brisbane, and went on to record 37 Test caps over a memorable five-year period. In 2005 he named at number one in an Australian Rugby Union team of the decade.[3][4]

Harry is now a representative for the International Rugby Player's Association.

His father Philip Harry also served as President of the Australian Rugby Union in the late 1990s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Richard Harry profile". sporting-heroes.net. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  2. ^ "Sporting Wall of Fame". Municipality of Mosman. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  3. ^ "Richard Harry profile". ESPN. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  4. ^ "Wallaby "Team of the Decade" named". Australian Rugby Union. 4 August 2005. Retrieved 2008-12-10.