Cameron "Cam" Crawford (born 14 November 1988) is an Australian professional rugby union player who plays for the Rebels in Super Rugby as a full-back.

Cam Crawford
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Birth nameCameron Crawford
Date of birth (1988-11-14) 14 November 1988 (age 31)
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight98 kg (15 st 6 lb)
SchoolSydney Grammar School
UniversityUniversity of Sydney
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback / Wing
Current team Melbourne Rebels
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Northern Suburbs ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014− North Harbour Rays 4 (0)
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012
2013–14
2015–16
Brumbies
Waratahs
Rebels
1
12
9
(0)
(40)
(10)
Correct as of 21 July 2016

Born in Sydney, Crawford has represented the Brumbies, Waratahs and Rebels in Super Rugby.

Early yearsEdit

As a schoolboy, Crawford represented Sydney Grammar School and was selected in the Combined GPS 2nd XV, having been kept out of the 1st XV by Kurtley Beale.[1] Crawford played his junior rugby for Lindfield.

CareerEdit

Crawford spent several years playing Shute Shield for Northern Suburbs Rugby Club.[2]

BrumbiesEdit

Crawford was a member of the Brumbies in the 2012 Super Rugby season. He made only one Super Rugby appearance for the side, coming on as a late substitute in a 28-17 win over the Western Force.[3]

WaratahsEdit

After the 2012 Super Rugby season, he was released from his contract with the Brumbies to join the Waratahs.[4] Crawford enjoyed a successful 2013 Super Rugby season. After scoring on his Waratahs debut in a win over the Chiefs,[5] Crawford went on to score a hat-trick against the Southern Kings.[6] Crawford's 8 tries from 7 appearances in the 2013 season made him the league's second highest try-scorer over the regular season, behind Frank Halai.[7] Following such a successful debut season, Crawford was widely expected to become a Wallabies "bolter" under Ewen McKenzie, however, injury and surgery kept Crawford out of action for the remainder of 2013. Ironically, it was his winger partner at the Waratahs, Peter Betham that went on to make his Wallabies debut against the All Blacks in Dunedin.

Crawford was a member of the Waratahs squad for the 2014 Super Rugby season,[8] in which the team won its first Super Rugby title.[9]

RebelsEdit

Crawford signed with the Rebels in June 2014 on a two season contract, starting from the 2015 Super Rugby season.[10] He made his Super Rugby debut for the Rebels in a loss to the Stormers in South Africa in May 2015.[11] He scored his first try for the side in a loss to the Hurricanes in April 2016.[12]

Super Rugby StatisticsEdit

As of 21 July 2016[13]
Season Team Games Starts Sub Mins Tries Cons Pens Drops Points Yel Red
2012 Brumbies 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 Waratahs 7 7 0 542 8 0 0 0 40 0 0
2014 Waratahs 5 4 1 313 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 Rebels 3 3 0 228 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Rebels 6 5 1 403 2 0 0 0 10 0 0
Total 22 19 3 1469 10 0 0 0 50 0 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "GPS Rugby Representative 2006". AAGPS. 15 June 2006. Retrieved 26 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Cam Crawford player page". NSW Waratahs. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  3. ^ Briggs, Daniel (30 June 2012). "Live: Brumbies v Force". canberratimes.com.au. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Cam Crawford released to Waratahs". Sydney Morning Herald. 18 July 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  5. ^ "Review: Waratahs boss Chiefs". Green and Gold Rugby. 20 April 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Rugby-Crawford hat-trick helps Waratahs to record win". Reuters. 4 May 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  7. ^ "SA Rugby Try Scorers – 2013 Vodacom Super Rugby". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  8. ^ "NSW Waratahs 2014 squad confirmed". New South Wales Waratahs. 20 September 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  9. ^ Pandaram, Jamie (3 August 2014). "Waratahs beat Crusaders 33-32 in epic final to win first Super Rugby title". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Rebels sign Cam Crawford". ESPNscrum. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  11. ^ Ward, Roy (24 May 2015). "Melbourne Rebels must keep composure, says coach Tony McGahan". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  12. ^ McKendry, Patrick (15 April 2016). "Rugby: Beauden Barrett shines as Canes crush Rebels". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  13. ^ "Player Statistics". its rugby. Retrieved 26 July 2016.

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