Nicholas Phipps (rugby union)
|Full name||Nicholas James Phipps|
|Date of birth||9 January 1989|
|Place of birth||Baulkham Hills, New South Wales|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||87 kg (13 st 10 lb)|
|School||The King's School, Parramatta|
|Rugby union career|
|Years||Club / team||Caps||(points)|
|correct as of 23 July 2012.|
|Years||Club / team||Caps||(points)|
|correct as of 2 December 2012.|
|Competitor for Australia|
|Men's rugby sevens|
|Silver||2010 India||Rugby 7's|
Phipps signed to the Melbourne Rebels in July, 2010. Phipps mentors for the 2011 Super Rugby season included former Wallaby halfback Sam Cordingley. Phipps said he was looking forward to learning from his fellow halfbacks, Cordingley, and Kingi, and also from Rebels centre (and former Wallaby) Julian Huxley.
In May 2012 Phipps combined with Kurtley Beale in the halves (9 & 10) against the Bulls from South Africa. Beale had been moved from fullback to flyhalf following Danny Cipriani's unexpected departure from the Rebels. Phipps scored a try under the posts.
Rebels coach Damien Hill said, "Nick has played a major part in laying the foundations of this Club and it is disappointing to see him leave. He replicates our team ethos in everything he does, both on and off the rugby field."
Phipps played in the Australian Sevens at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, in Delhi. He scored a try and kicked eight conversions in his Games' debut. Australia went on to win Silver, losing the final to New Zealand.
In late 2010 Phipps toured with the Wallabies, and was named on the bench against the Leicester Tigers. In August 2011 Phipps became one of three halfbacks selected for the Wallabies in the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Phipps played 26 minutes for the Wallabies against Russia. He was one of three Rebels to play in the tournament, the others being new signings James O'Connor and Kurtley Beale.
- "Du Plessis, Phipps and Pyle join the Melbourne Rebels". Heavens Game. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 15 October 2010.
- Paxinos, Stathi (1 October 2010). "Mentor Cordingley to take on young guns". Age. Fairfax. Retrieved 1 October 2010.
- Rebels Media Unit (30 April 2012). "Cipriani to return home to pursue England dream" (Press release). Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
- Stevenson, Andrew (4 May 2012). "Brave Rebels fall short in thriller" (Press release). Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 11 May 2012.
- Waratahs Media Unit (16 March 2013). "Nick Phipps confirms move to Waratahs" (Press release). Waratahs. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
- "Phipps to help Tahs run". Rugby 365. 16 March 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
- Rebels Media Unit (16 March 2013). "Nick Phipps announces his departure from the Rebels at season's end" (Press release). Rebels. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
- AAP (11 July 2011). "Another Tongan eager to be a Wallaby". Australian Rugby Union. Retrieved 13 July 2011.
- Smith, Wayne (13 October 2010). "Bledisloe pain all over again in sevens thriller". Australian. News Limited. Retrieved 15 October 2010.
- "Nick Phipps player profile". Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 10 October 2010.
- Beniuk, David (13 November 2010). "Cipriani finally ready to Rebel". Australian Rugby Union. Retrieved 13 November 2010.
- Rebels Media Unit (8 November 2010). "Rebel Phipps Awaits Wallabies Debut" (Press release). Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 9 November 2010.
- Robinson, Georgina (19 August 2011). "Uni graduate Phipps keen to learn from World Cup experience". Age. Fairfax. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
- Rebels Media Unit (10 July 2011). "Phipps to fight for Wallabies number nine" (Press release). Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 12 July 2011.
- ARU (10 July 2011). "Qantas Wallabies Squad For Samoa Test & Tri Nations Named" (Press release). Australian Rugby Union. Retrieved 12 July 2011.