Robbie Russell (rugby union)

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Robbie Russell (born 1 May 1976) is an Australian-born professional rugby union player who played hooker for London Irish and formerly with Saracens.

Russell was brought up on an Australian cattle farm. He played domestic rugby for Queensland before moving to Scotland. He was educated at the Anglican Church Grammar School.[1]

He made his debut for Scotland national rugby union team against Romania in 1999.

He represented Scotland at the World Cup in 2003, but started only one fixture in Australia. He scored Scotland's solitary try during its quarter-final defeat to Australia.

He scored two tries after coming off the bench in a 100–8 victory over Japan at McDiarmid Park in Perth in November 2004.

He has now retired due to a neck injury and has different businesses, one being an online freight marketplace called http://www.truckit.net which he runs from Brisbane, Australia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mason, James (2011). Churchie: The Centenary Register. Brisbane, Australia: The Anglican Church Grammar School. ISBN 978-0-646-55807-3.