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Laurie Weeks (rugby)

Laurie Weeks (born 5 April 1986, Sydney, Australia) is a professional rugby union footballer. He plays at tighthead prop for the Melbourne Rebels. Weeks is the last remaining member of the Rebels foundation squad who is still playing for the club.[1]

Laurie Weeks
Date of birth (1986-04-05) 5 April 1986 (age 33)
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight115 kg (18 st 2 lb)
SchoolSt. Joseph's College, Hunters Hill
UniversitySydney University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Tighthead Prop
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007
2014
2018
Sydney Fleet
Sydney Stars
Melbourne Rising
1
5
3
(5)
(5)
(0)
Correct as of 27 January 2019
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009–10
2011–2018
Reds
Rebels
23
85
(5)
(0)
Correct as of 5 November 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014- Australia 2 (0)
Correct as of 22 June 2014

On the 17th of March 2017, in a game against the Chiefs, Weeks became the Rebels most capped player.

Super RugbyEdit

Weeks made his Super Rugby debut for the Reds in February 2009 against the Bulls.[2] The Rugby Union Players Association (RUPA) named Weeks 'Newcomer of the Year' for the 2009 season;[3] Weeks played 23 games for the Reds 2009-2010.[2] In 2011, Weeks left Queensland and moved to Victoria to join the Melbourne Rebels.[2]

In 2012, his Rebel team mates included props Nic Henderson, Rodney Blake, 20-year-old Paul Alo-Emile, and new signings Kurtley Beale (fullback) and James O'Connor (inside centre).[4]

Laurie weeks now works as the Ticketing and Marketing Manager at the Melbourne Rebels and has ensured the existence of the Super Rugby franchise for at least another 2 years. [5]

OtherEdit

Weeks is studying a Bachelor of Education, and was head of the Little Rebels for 2013. His mother and younger sister are both Primary School teachers.[2]

Super Rugby StatisticsEdit

As of 15 July 2018[6]
Season Team Games Starts Sub Mins Tries Cons Pens Drops Points Yel Red
2009 Reds 13 11 2 812 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 Reds 10 10 0 684 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
2011 Rebels 16 5 11 575 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 Rebels 5 5 0 333 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 Rebels 16 13 3 930 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2014 Rebels 14 13 1 732 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 Rebels 9 7 2 312 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2016 Rebels 11 10 1 638 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Rebels 14 9 5 631 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 Rebels 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 108 83 25 5627 1 0 0 0 5 1 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Windley, Matt. "Laurie Weeks re-signs with Melbourne Rebels, says club can make Super Rugby finals". News.com.au. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Player profiles". Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 28 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Weeks RUPA Newcomer of the Year". UQ Rugby. University Of Queensland. 2009. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  4. ^ axinos, Stathi (28 February 2012). "Forward pack to deliver: Weeks". Australian Schools Rugby Union. Fairfax. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  5. ^ https://melbournerebels.rugby/news/2019/03/28/rebels-name-extended-squad-for-highlanders
  6. ^ "Player Statistics". its rugby. Retrieved 26 July 2016.

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