David Lyons (rugby union, born 1980)

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David Lyons
David Lyons (cropped).jpg
Birth name David Lyons
Date of birth (1980-06-15) 15 June 1980 (age 38)
Place of birth Orange, New South Wales, Australia
Height 192 cm (6 ft 3½ in)[1][2]
Weight 127 kg (20 st 0 lb)
School Molong Central School, Hurlstone Agricultural High School
University The University of Sydney, International University of Monaco
Spouse Justine
Children Son Oliver and daughter Edie
Rugby union career
Position(s) Number eight, Flanker
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Stade Français
Correct as of 3 May 2014
Current local club Stade Français
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Australia Schoolboys
Correct as of 13 July 2009

David Lyons (born 15 June 1980 in Orange, New South Wales[3][4]) is a rugby union player for Stade Français. He plays Number Eight and has also played for the Wallabies.

Playing career

From his debut in 2000 Lyons played 83 consecutive games for the Waratahs, a record for an Australia player. His run ended when a knee injury forced him to miss the start of the 2007 Super 14 season. In 2004 Lyons was awarded the John Eales medal as Wallabies player of the year.

Lyons signed a 4-year contract with Welsh team the Scarlets for the 2008–09 Magners League season, debuting against Bath Rugby in August 2008. In his first season, he remarkably started in all 30 of the Scarlets' league and cup matches. In July 2009 Lyons became vice-captain of the Scarlets for the 2009–10 Magners League season. He had previously captained the side in two matches at the end of the 2008–09 season[5] However, due to an injury to regular skipper Mark Jones, he led the side for most of the season and eventually took over the captain's armband for the 2010–11 Magners League season. On 15 June 2011, Lyons was released by the Scarlets at the end of his third season with the club. The next day, he signed a contract with Stade Français.[6]

Lyons played for the Barbarians against the Wallabies at the Sydney Football Stadium in June 2009.[7]


  1. ^ "2001 Australian Wallabies squad - British & Irish Lions Tour". rugby.com.au. Australian Rugby Union. Archived from the original on 22 September 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.stade.fr/club/effectif-pro/26-david-lyons
  3. ^ "David Lyons". Scarlets. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  4. ^ "David Lyons". ESPN. Archived from the original on 15 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  5. ^ http://www.scarlets.co.uk/features/NewsDetails.aspx?ID=939, retrieved 13 July 2009
  6. ^ "David Lyons seals Stade Français move from Scarlets". BBC Sport. 16 June 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
  7. ^ http://www.planetrugby.com/story/0,25883,3831_5366528,00.html, retrieved 13 June 2009

Preceded by
Phil Waugh
John Eales Medal
Succeeded by
Jeremy Paul
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