Sean Hardman

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Sean Hardman
Full name Sean Hardman
Date of birth (1977-05-06) 6 May 1977 (age 40)
Place of birth Sydney, NSW, Australia
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 105 kg (16 st 7 lb)
School St. Joseph's Nudgee College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Current team Queensland Reds
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1999– Brothers Old Boys 111 (20)
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2000– Queensland Reds 148 (20)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002–
2002–
Australia
Australia A
4 (0)

Sean Hardman (born 6 May 1977 in Brisbane, Australia) is an Australian rugby union player who plays Hooker for the Queensland Reds in the international Super Rugby competition.

Career[edit]

Hardman debuted for the Reds in 1999 against the Auckland Blues and has since played over 100 games for the Queensland side. Hardman has also represented Australia at test, under 21 and A level and is currently The Wallabies third string hooker at the 2007 Rugby World Cup behind Adam Freier and then Reds team mate Stephen Moore.

Hardman made his test debut against France in 2002 but slowly fell out of favour with the Wallaby selectors despite consistent form with the Reds and did not make another test appearance until 2006 in the Wallabies 49-0 defeat against the Springboks with a cameo off the bench. Hardman would again play for the Wallabies against a second string South African side in the 2007 tri nations, again off the bench and was a surprise inclusion into the Wallabies 2007 Rugby World cup squad as the third hooker as it was expected that either Jeremy Paul (who was a highly controversial omission from the squad in the beginning of the test season as he was rated Australia's best hooker and had been the number one choice since 2004) or boom young gun Tatafu Polota-Nau would be chosen ahead of him.

Hardman played one game at the world cup coming off the bench against Canada in Australia's final pool match. Hardman's 2008 Super 14 season was mostly one of coming off the bench to replace Moore. With Moore's departure to Brumbies, opportunities may be more forthcoming in 2009.

At School, he was in some of the same classes as Jason Akermanis. They were also both born in 1977.

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