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Rob Horne (born 15 August 1989 in Sydney, Australia) is a retired rugby union player who played at centre for the Waratahs, Northampton Saints, and Australia.[2][3]

Rob Horne
Rob Horne July 2017.jpg
Birth nameRobert Horne
Date of birth (1989-08-15) 15 August 1989 (age 30)
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height186 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight92 kg (14 st 7 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre / Wing
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014–17
2008–17
2017–18
Greater Sydney Rams
Waratahs
Northampton Saints
0
101
21
(0)
(130)
(40)
Correct as of 21 April 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–
2008–09
2007
Australia[1]
Australia U20
Australia Schoolboys
34[1] (20)
Correct as of 27 June 2017
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2008 Australia

Early lifeEdit

Horne attended Lugarno Public School and Georges River College Oatley Campus. He played club rugby as a junior with Oatley rugby club.

Club careerEdit

Super RugbyEdit

Rob Horne made his Super Rugby debut for the Waratahs in 2008 at the age of 18, he came off the bench for Timana Tahu against the Blues. He quickly cemented his place in the team, starting in the 2008 Super 14 Final in which Waratahs lost to Crusaders 20-12 [4][5]

Premiership RugbyEdit

It was announced on February 6, 2017, that Horne would join English side Northampton Saints for the beginning of the 2017/18 season.[3]

RetirementEdit

After making a big impact in his first season at Northampton Saints Horne was made captain for the first time during the local derby with Leicester Tigers on 14 April 2018. 13 seconds into the game, he was injured after tackling Sione Kalamafoni. Medics attended to him for some time on the field before transporting him to Leicester Royal Infirmary. Northampton went on to win the game 21-27.[6] One week later on 21 April 2018 it was announced that Horne had been forced to retire from professional rugby immediately due to injury. After receiving care at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital it was confirmed that he had sustained significant, career ending nerve damage to his right arm.[7] He later confirmed in an interview that this damage was to the Brachial Plexus nerves in his right shoulder. This left him with full paralysis of his right arm [8]

International careerEdit

Horne was named as vice-captain for the Wallabies in 2016 alongside Michael Hooper, but was ruled out of game-time for the rest of the year after suffering from a leg injury against New Zealand in Sydney during the opening match of the Bledisloe series.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Rob Horne Player Profile". Scrum.com. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  2. ^ http://www.waratahs.com.au/Waratahs/Team/SuperRugbySquad/PlayerDetail.aspx?pid=126 Waratahs Player Profiles
  3. ^ a b https://www.northamptonsaints.co.uk/news/latest-headlines/2017/feb-2017/wallaby-leader-heading-to-saints/
  4. ^ http://www.rugbydump.com/2008/05/534/crusaders-crowned-super-14-champions-2008
  5. ^ https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/rugby/nsw-waratahs/rob-horne-set-to-notch-100-matches-with-the-nsw-waratahs/news-story/09a26a28473bccbc83ea29dc0d164a38
  6. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/43715865
  7. ^ https://www.northamptonsaints.co.uk/news/latest-headlines/2018/april/rob-horne-retires-from-professional-rugby-through-injury/
  8. ^ https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/saints-farewell-interview-rob-horne-1-8570958/amp

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