Tom McVerry

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Tom McVerry
Full name Tom McVerry
Date of birth (1980-06-30) 30 June 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Australia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 104 kg (16 st 5 lb; 229 lb)
School Marist College Ashgrove
Rugby union career
Position(s) Loose Forward
Current team Brumbies
Youth Career
2001–02 Reds
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003–07 Reds 55 (0)
2007 Ballymore Tornadoes 8 (0)
2012–14 Kyuden Voltex 23 (0)
2014 Brumbies 6 (5)
Correct as of 21 July 2014
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1997 Australia Schoolboys[1] ()
2007 Australia Sevens ()
Correct as of 5 May 2014

Tom McVerry (born 30 June 1980) is an Australian rugby union player who currently plays as a loose forward for the Brumbies in the international Super Rugby competition.[2][3][4][5]

Career[edit]

McVerry started out his career in Queensland, playing age-level rugby and then progressing on to the Reds Academy. He finally made the first team during the 2003 Super 12 season and went on to make 55 appearances for the franchise over the next 5 years. A brief stint with the Ballymore Tornadoes, whom he captained during the inaugural Australian Rugby Championship in 2007 followed before he tried his luck overseas, initially in Italy before settling down in Japan where he spent 6 seasons with Kyuden Voltex.[2]

During his time in Japan, McVerry´s wife suffered a brain tumour which forced him and his young family back to Australia’s capital while she was undergoing treatment. This allied with an injury crisis which had severely depleted the Brumbies loose forward stocks saw him surprisingly handed a short-term contract until the end of the 2014 Super Rugby season.[2]

International[edit]

McVerry was an Australia Schoolboys representative in 1997[1] and also appeared for the Australia Sevens team at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Marist College Ashgrove Senior Rugby". Marist College Ashgrove. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Tom McVerry to bolster Brumbies' loose forward stocks". Sydney Morning Herald. 6 April 2014. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Tom McVerry Player Statistics". itsrugby. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Tom McVerry ESPN Scrum Player Profile". ESPN. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Tom McVerry Ultimate Rugby Player Profile". Ultimate Rugby. Retrieved 5 May 2014.