Sam Cordingley

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Sam Cordingley
Full name Sam Cordingley
Date of birth (1976-03-20) 20 March 1976 (age 41)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 87 kg (13 st 10 lb)
School St Patricks
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-half
Youth Career
  Dundas Valley
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)


Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
1999–2001 2006–08
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Australia A
14 (0)

Sam Cordingley (born 20 March 1976 in Sydney, New South Wales) is a former Australian rugby union footballer and member of the Wallabies. Before retirement he played for the Melbourne Rebels. He was educated at the St Patrick's Marist school, Dundas.


He played junior rugby for Dundas Valley.[citation needed] He also played for the Eastwood Rugby Club in Sydney,[citation needed] and made his debut for Queensland against Auckland in 1999. Cordingley made his Super 12 debut for the Queensland Reds that season in a match against the Wellington Hurricanes.

The following season he was called up to the Wallabies squad and made his debut against Argentina. He went back at the Reds after three seasons in Europe with Welsh side Swansea and Grenoble of France.[1]

After playing for the Reds in 2006, he was selected for the Wallabies squad. For the European winter season 2008–09, he returned to FC Grenoble,[2] in the French Pro D2. The Melbourne Rebels signed Cordingley as a foundation member of their Super Rugby franchise 3 April 2010.[3][4][5] However, he missed several games early in the 2011 Super Rugby season due to a hip injury.[2]

After retirement[edit]

Cordingley remained with the Rebels after the 2011 season. In 2012, he was 'Player Recruitment Manager', first point of contact for prospective Rebels players,[6] and continued as 'list manager' in 2013.[7][8] Early in 2014 Cordingley became General Manager of Rugby Operations at QRU.[9]


  1. ^ "Cordingley set for Swansea". BBC. 19 March 2002. Retrieved 9 February 2008. 
  2. ^ a b Rebels Media Unit (16 March 2011). "Cordingley on the comeback trail" (Press release). Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 17 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Smith, Wayne (12 March 2010). "Former Wallaby Sam Cordingley approached to join Melbourne Rebels". Australian. News Limited. Retrieved 29 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Melbourne Rebels land trio of signings". Herald Sun. News Limited. 3 April 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  5. ^ Paxinos, Stathi (1 October 2010). "Mentor Cordingley to take on young guns". Age. Fairfax. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  6. ^ Rebels. "Recruitment". Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  7. ^ Paxinos, Stathi (3 February 2013). "Rebellious youth set to take over". Rugby Heaven. Fairfax. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  8. ^ Rebels Media Unit (31 May 2013). "Rebels sign Tom Kingston" (Press release). Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Sam Cordingley joins QRU as General Manager of Rugby Operations" (Press release). QLD Reds. 11 December 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 

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