Shane Drahm

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Shane Drahm
Date of birth (1977-08-29) 29 August 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Brisbane, Australia
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 13 st 5 lb (85 kg)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half, Fullback
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Queensland Reds
Bristol Rugby
Northampton Saints
Worcester Warriors
Kubota Spears
Correct as of 1 December 2008
Current local club Kubota Spears
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006 England 2 (17)
Correct as of 5 January 2008
National team(s)
Years Team Comps
1997–2000 Australia
Teams coached
Years Team
2014 GPS Premier Grade

Shane Drahm (born 29 August 1977) is an Australian former rugby union player of Aboriginal descent.[1] His usual positions were fly-half or fullback. Drahm played for Queensland in Super Rugby and Australia in rugby sevens, but went on to represent England in test rugby and played most of his professional rugby career in that country.

Rugby career[edit]

Drahm made his Super Rugby debut in 1997 for the Queensland Reds. He played four seasons in Brisbane before moving to England in 2001, playing for Bristol then Northampton. He joined Worcester Warriors in the summer of 2005,[2][3] and was an integral part of the team. He racked up a number of kicking records in the Guinness Premiership. Drahm qualified to represent England on residency grounds and was capped twice in 2006.

Drahm moved to Japan in 2008 and played the last three seasons of his career with Kubota Spears. He returned to Brisbane in 2011.

After rugby[edit]

Drahm worked briefly in sports management before taking on assistant coaching positions in Premier Rugby; firstly at Brothers and then the GPS club in Brisbane. He went on to become the interim head coach of the GPS Premier Grade team during the 2014 season.

Since 2015, Drahm has been Director of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit at the University of Queensland.[1] He has also coached schoolboy rugby at Nudgee College and Brisbane Boys College.[4]

Drahm plays golf at Keperra Country Golf Club in Queensland and is a scratch golfer under the GA handicap system.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit: Director - Shane Drahm". The University of Queensland. Archived from the original on 25 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Shane Drahm calms Worcester". Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  3. ^ "Shane Drahm is Worcester's inspiration". Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  4. ^ "Kubota Spears Profile/Club Preview". Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  5. ^ "Drahm and Hickey to leave Sixways". BBC Sport. 4 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  6. ^ Steve Zemek (2011-03-05). "Kefu invokes mateship". Sunshine Coast Daily. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 

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