Stan McKeen

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Stan McKeen
Full name Stan S. McKeen
Date of birth (1982-04-09)April 9, 1982
Place of birth Vancouver, Canada
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 104 kg (229 lb)
University Oxford University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker / No.8
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004–2007  Canada 20 (0)

Stan McKeen (born April 9, 1982 in Vancouver)[1] is a Canadian rugby union player.

Rugby career[edit]

McKeen began his rugby career at St. George's School in Vancouver and eventually found himself playing for the UBC Old Boys rugby club. While still a youngster Stan achieved provincial representative honours and in 2001 played for his country in the U-19s World Cup tournament. McKeen has also played for the Pacific Pride, Canada's under-23 elite rugby academy, and featured in the side's successful tour of eastern Canada in 2006.

After winning his first cap in 2004 versus the United States, McKeen became a regular in the Canadian national team for a number of seasons. He also excelled in the backrow for his professional club, the Cornish Pirates. McKeen joined the Pirates in 2007 and struggled with injury prior to leaving in 2008, when he took up a Law degree at Oxford University.[2] Towards the end of his playing career McKeen played for Oxford University rugby team. He featured in the 2008 Varsity Match, packing down alongside former All Black Anton Oliver. McKeen wore the number 6 jersey for Oxford University in their 33-29 victory over Cambridge. Cambridge had won the previous three Oxbridge encounters.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Stan McKeen player profile ESPN Scrum.com
  2. ^ Mezzetti, Ed (7 October 2010). "McKeen eyeing up World Cup place". The Oxford Times. Retrieved 29 January 2011. 

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