Rodney Davies

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Rod Davies
Date of birth (1989-05-18) 18 May 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 90 kg (14 st 2 lb)
School Ipswich Grammar School
Rugby league career
Position Fullback
Professional clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007–08 Brisbane Broncos
Rugby union career
Current status
Current team Biarritz
Playing career
Position Fullback
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2014– Biarritz 27 (45)
correct as of 10 May 2015.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2009–14 Reds 58 (95)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2011 Australia 1 (0)

Rodney Davies (born 18 May 1989) is a rugby union player who is an Australian-Filipino currently playing for the French club Biarritz Olympique. He previously played six seasons for the Queensland Reds in the Super Rugby competition and is a former rugby league footballer.

Early life[edit]

Davies attended Ipswich Grammar School, the same school former Reds team mate Berrick Barnes attended. Davies can run 100m in 10.8 seconds.[1] In 2006 he toured New Zealand and Fiji with the Australian Schoolboys.[2]

As an 18-year-old, he said he preferred to play full-back in union, yet expected to play wing in rugby league.[2] In 2007, his first senior year of rugby league, Davies topped his team's try-scoring list in the Queensland Cup.[3]

Rugby union career[edit]

In 2009 Davies commenced his rugby union career with the Queensland Reds.[citation needed] On 28 March 2009, he made his Super Rugby debut against the Chiefs.[citation needed] In July 2011, during the Super Rugby semi final, Davies became the first Red to score 3 tries in a match in Super Rugby.[1]

He signed with French club Biarritz Olympique in June 2014.[4]

Wallabies[edit]

In October, 2010, he was in contention for a place in the Wallabies 30-man squad to tour Hong Kong and Europe. This was despite a five month break without a match up until October,[5] and competition from within the Wallabies squad from outside backs Drew Mitchell and Lachie Turner, James O'Connor and Kurtley Beale.[5] On 17 July 2011, Davies made his Wallabies debut against Samoa.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Rocket Rod Davies to showcase his skills". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. 16 July 2011. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Davies faces tough choice
  3. ^ "Broncos profile". Brisbane Broncos. 2007-12-18. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  4. ^ "Davies signs with French club Biarritz". The Courier-Mail. 11 June 2014. Archived from the original on 2 August 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Tucker, Jim; Geddes, Jon (2010-10-14). "Reds bolter Rod Davies in frame as Deans pushes the need for speed". Courier-Mail. News. Retrieved 14 October 2010. 

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