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Luke Burgess (rugby union)

Luke Burgess (born 20 August 1984) is a retired professional rugby union player. His usual position was scrum-half. He represented Australia on 37 occasions.

Luke Burgess
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Full nameLuke Burgess
Date of birth (1983-08-20) 20 August 1983 (age 36)
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Height179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight89 kg (14 st 0 lb; 196 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-half
Current team Rebels
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003–07 Brumbies 2 (0)
2007 Melbourne Rebels (ARC) 9 (15)
2008–11 Waratahs 56 (20)
2011–13 Stade Toulousain 54 (20)
2013–15 Rebels 26 (25)
2014 Melbourne Rising 5 (10)
2015−16 Zebre 25 ((5))
Correct as of 14 June 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008–2015 Australia 37 (5)
Correct as of 7 June 2013

Early careerEdit

Burgess was born in Newcastle, Australia. He played his club rugby with Sydney University Colts and Eastern Suburbs RUFC in Sydney.

Professional careerEdit

He played with the Brumbies from 2003 to 2007, but due to the presence of Wallaby captain George Gregan, he only made two appearances for the team, making his Super 12 debut in 2005.[1] In 2007 he played for the Melbourne Rebels in the now defunct Australian Rugby Championship.

Burgess joined the NSW Waratahs in 2008, and made his first Super 14 appearance off the bench mid-year. Later that year he made his Test debut for the Wallabies against Ireland at the Telstra Dome, Melbourne. A knee injury kept him out of the 2008 Tri Nations Series, but he was selected for the Wallabies end 2008 Spring Tour.[citation needed]

From 2011, Burgess played for Stade Toulousain in the Top 14 championship, France, making his debut in the Heineken Cup match against Gloucester.

He joined the Melbourne Rebels for the start of the 2014 Super Rugby season.[2][3][4]

In 2015, he moved to Italy to play for Zebre and announced his retirement from professional rugby in May 2016. [5]


  1. ^ Burgess seeks to confirm promise
  2. ^ Robinson, Georgina (23 March 2013). "Burgess joins Rebels on three-year deal". Age. Fairfax. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  3. ^ Gould, Russell (22 April 2013). "Luke Burgess is optimistic about Rebels prospects after joining from France". Herald Sun. News. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  4. ^ Wallabies Media Unit (15 April 2013). "Luke Burgess returning to Australia" (Press release). ARU. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
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