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Rodney Davies

For other people named Rodney Davies, see Rodney Davies (disambiguation).
Rodney Davies
Personal information
Full name Rodney Davies
Nickname The Rocket [1]
Born (1989-05-18) 18 May 1989 (age 25)
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 14 st 0 lb (88 kg)
Playing information
Position Wing, Fullback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009– Queensland Reds 44 15 0 0 75
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2011– Australia 1 0 0 0 0
As of 21 July 2013
Source: [1]

Rodney Davies (born 18 May 1989) is a rugby union player who is an Australian-Filipino currently playing for the Queensland Reds and is a former rugby league footballer.

Early life

Davies attended Ipswich Grammar School, the same school former Reds team mate Berrick Barnes attended. Davies can run 100m in 10.8 seconds.[1]

In 2006 he toured New Zealand and Fiji with the Australian Schoolboys.[2]

As an 18-year-old, he said he preferred to play full-back in union, yet expected to play wing in league.[2]

In, 2007 his first senior year of rugby league, he topped his team's try-scoring list in the Queensland Cup.[3]

Rugby union career

In 2009 Davies commenced his rugby union career with the Queensland Reds. On 28 March 2009, he made his Super Rugby debut against the Chiefs.

In July 2011, during the Super Rugby semi final, Davies became the first Red to score 3 tries in a match in Super Rugby.[1]

Wallabies

In October, 2010, he was in contention for a place in the Wallabies 30-man squad to tour Hong Kong and Europe. This was despite a five month break without a match up until October,[4] and competition from within the Wallabies squad from outside backs Drew Mitchell and Lachie Turner, James O'Connor and Kurtley Beale.[4]

On 17 July 2011, Davies made his Wallabies debut against Samoa.[1]

References

External links

  • Reds profile


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