Pat O'Brien (rugby union)

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Pat O'Brien
Full name Patrick Lloyd O'Brien
Date of birth (1989-12-25) 25 December 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Durban, South Africa
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 110 kg (17 st 5 lb; 243 lb)
School Paul Roos Gymnasium, Stellenbosch
University University of Stellenbosch, Varsity College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock / flanker
Current team Pumas
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014 UWC 4 (5)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013 Griquas 9 (0)
2014 Western Province 1 (0)
2015 Pumas 0 (0)
Correct as of 4 November 2014

Patrick Lloyd O'Brien (born (1989-12-25)25 December 1989 in Durban) is a South African rugby union player.[1] His regular position is lock or flanker. Great club and amateur performances have led to his Western Province sevens and Currie Cup debuts. He has since moved on to take up a provincial contract in Italy.[citation needed]

Career

O'Brien played club rugby at Western Province club sides Helderberg and Villager before being included in Western Province's wider training group prior to the 2013 Currie Cup Premier Division.[2] He failed to make an appearance for them, but joined Kimberley-based side Griquas for that competition. He made his first class debut against near-neighbours the Free State Cheetahs[3] and made his first start a week later against the Golden Lions.[4]

In total, he made nine appearances for Griquas in 2013, seven in the Currie Cup Premier Division and two in the post-season promotion/relegation series against the Pumas.

In 2014, he returned to Cape Town to play for UWC in the 2014 Varsity Shield competition, scoring one try in his four starts for the side.

He moved to Nelspruit to join the Pumas for the 2015 season.[5]

References

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Pat O'Brien". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  2. ^ "O'Brien wil dié kans in Griekwas-span aangryp" (in Afrikaans). Volksblad. 29 August 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Toyota Free State Cheetahs 40-20 GWK Griquas". South African Rugby Union. 31 August 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – GWK Griquas 32-38 MTN Golden Lions". South African Rugby Union. 7 September 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Vyf nuwelinge gaan Pumas meer diepte gee" (in Afrikaans). Lowvelder. 31 October 2014. Retrieved 4 November 2014.


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