Rodd Penney

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Rodd Penney
Date of birth (1978-07-22) 22 July 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 96 kg (15 st 2 lb) [1]
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Wing
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2001-2002
2003-2004
2004
2005-2006
2006-2010
2010
2010-11
North Harbour
Orrell R.U.F.C.
England Sevens
London Irish
Saracens
Aironi
Saracens
18
32
2
19
102
13
102
((15)
(45)

(20)
(125)

(125))

Rodd Penney (born 22 July 1978) is a former New Zealand rugby union player.

Career[edit]

Penney's career started in New Zealand where he played two seasons for North Harbour in the National Provincial Championship between 2001 and 2002.

With the ability to play anywhere in the outside backs Penney was named in the New Zealand Academy in 2002.

In 2003 Penney moved to England where he joined Orrell for the 2003-2004 season. It was here that Penney was selected to represent England on the international seven's circuit in 2004.

The following season Penney moved to London Irish where he played for the club between 2004 and 2006, before linking up with North London club Saracens in 2006. Penney spent the middle part of the 2010 - 2011 season playing for the newly formed Aironi (which became de-funct in 2012) in the Pro 12, but returned to Saracens that same year.

Penney remained at Saracens until retiring in 2011 having played over 100 games for the club.

Personal life[edit]

He is the older brother of international basketball player Kirk Penney.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby - Saracens". web page. Premier Rugby. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 


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