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Alastair Baxter (born 21 January 1977) is an Australian retired rugby union player. He played his entire professional career with the Waratahs in Super Rugby. He played in the 2003 and 2007 Rugby World Cups, including the 2003 Final loss to England. Alistair Baxter is a practising architect in Sydney with his wife and three children.

Alastair Baxter
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Alastair Baxter playing for the NSW Waratahs
Birth nameAlastair Baxter
Date of birth (1977-01-21) 21 January 1977 (age 42)
Place of birthSydney, Australia
Height190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight116 kg (18 st 4 lb)
SchoolShore
UniversitySydney University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1998-2011 Northern Suburbs 98 ()
Correct as of 4 July 2014
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2000–2011 NSW Waratahs 121 (5)
Correct as of 4 July 2014
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003–2009 Australia 69 (5)
Correct as of 4 July 2014

CareerEdit

Baxter made his Wallaby debut against the All Blacks during the 2003 Bledisloe Cup.[1] He earnt his 50th test cap against Canada during the 2007 Rugby World Cup,[2] scoring his one and only test try.[3] He has become only the second Australian prop to reach the milestone along with former NSW Waratahs coach Ewen McKenzie.[citation needed] Baxter scored his first Super Rugby try on his 100th appearance for the NSW Waratahs.[citation needed] He is the 3rd most capped Wallaby prop behind Benn Robinson and Ben Alexander.[4] Baxter retired from the game in 2011 to pursue a career in architecture.[5] In May 2018 he was appointed as vice-president of NSW Rugby Union.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Harris, Brett (14 August 2003). "Al's glad to be in the target zone". The Australian.
  2. ^ Jenkins, Peter (27 September 2007). "Barnes wrapped in cotton wool - RUGBY WORLD CUP". The Daily Telegraph.
  3. ^ Growden, Greg (30 September 2007). "Wallabies win as England fires up. RUGBY UNION". Sunday Age.
  4. ^ Pandaram, Jamie (4 July 2015). "Robinson ready to 'go ballistic'". The Daily Telegraph.
  5. ^ Growden, Greg (9 June 2011). "Baxter hopes for one final test before hanging up boots". Sydney Morning Herald.
  6. ^ GRANT, ALEXANDER (16 May 2018). "A new direction for NSW Rugby: Roebuck takes the reins". Central Western Daily. Retrieved 21 September 2018.

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