Clarke Dermody (born 22 April 1980 in Invercargill) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer. He plays as a prop. He was first selected for the All Blacks in 2006 for the test series against Ireland and Argentina.

Clarke Dermody
Birth nameClarke Dermody
Date of birth (1980-04-22) 22 April 1980 (age 39)
Place of birthInvercargill, New Zealand
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight115 kg (18 st 2 lb) [1]
SchoolSouthland Boys' High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Current team London Irish
All Black No. 1065
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007– ? EnglandLondon Irish ()
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2000–2007 New ZealandSouthland 89 (-)
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004–2007 New ZealandHighlanders 44 (-)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006 New ZealandNew Zealand 3 (5)

He has played 44 games for the Highlanders in Super Rugby and 89 games for Southland in the National Provincial Championship and Air New Zealand Cup. In 2006, he had 3 test appearances, two of which were against Ireland and then one against England.

Dermody was born in Invercargill, New Zealand, and attended Southland Boys' High School. He played for Woodlands in the Invercargill premier competition. He is the second Woodlands player to date who has played for the All Blacks along with Jimmy Cowan.

He was not required in the 30 man squad for the 2006 Tri Nations Series.

In 2007 he announced that he had signed a ​2 12-year deal with English club London Irish which he was taking up after the World Cup in November. He is just the latest in a number of New Zealand players exodus after the World Cup.

On the 18 May 2007, Dermody missed out on selection for the All Blacks but was named in the Junior All Blacks for the upcoming Pacific Nations Cup.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby - London Irish". web page. Premier Rugby. Archived from the original on 6 February 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2011.

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