Kristian Phillips

Kristian Phillips (born 2 September 1990) is a Welsh rugby union player who plays on the wing and has represented Wales at under-16, under-18 and under-20 levels.

Kristian Phillips
Birth nameKristian Phillips
Date of birth (1990-09-02) 2 September 1990 (age 31)
Place of birthNeath, Wales
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight91 kg (14 st 5 lb)
SchoolYsgol Gyfun Ystalyfera
UniversityNeath College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Winger
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011-12
2012-14
2014-15
Bridgend RFC
Llanelli RFC
Llandovery RFC
9
19
4
(50)
(57)
(15)
Correct as of 31 December 2017
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007-12
2012-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017
Ospreys
Scarlets
Ospreys
London Welsh
Bath
20
54
2
0
0
(23)
(35)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Correct as of 31 December 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)


2010
Wales U16
Wales U18
Wales U20


13


(25)
Correct as of 31 December 2017

Life and careerEdit

Phillips was involved in a controversy when he was 13. After he starred in a game where his school Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera thrashed south London private school Dulwich College, Dulwich approached Phillips and offered him a scholarship, without telling his school. The authorities at Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera were angered by the offer, accusing Dulwich of trying to 'poach' Phillips.[1]

Phillips made his debut for the Ospreys regional team in 2008, but spent most of his time with the region playing in the Principality Premiership, turning out for Neath, Tonmawr and Bridgend.

In November 2011, Phillips was fined by the Ospreys for sending a homophobic tweet targeting Big Brother contestant Aaron Allard.[2]

In May 2012 Phillips joined the Scarlets.[3] After making 30 appearances and getting 20 points he decided to leave his club and return home to Ospreys.

On 3 July 2015 Phillips rejoined his former club Ospreys.

Phillips joined RFU Championship side London Welsh for the 2016–17 season.

InternationalEdit

Phillips made his first Wales under-20 appearance in Wales' first game in the 2009 under-20 Six Nations, an 18 – 17 loss to Scotland under-20s, by scoring two tries.

On 22 December 2009 he was named in the Wales Under 20 Squad for the 2010 Under-20 Six Nations tournament.[4]

On 18 January 2010 Phillips was one of two shock call ups to the Wales national rugby union team for the 2010 Six Nations squad. The other shock call up was his 17-year-old teammate Tom Prydie.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ College sorry over 'poach' bid
  2. ^ "Ospreys fine Kristian Phillips for alleged homophobic comment". BBC News. 19 November 2011. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  3. ^ Phillips joins Scarlets
  4. ^ Wales Under 20 Squad
  5. ^ Wales 2010 Six Nations Squad

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