Rob Simmons (rugby union)
Rob Simmons (born 19 April 1989 in Theodore, Queensland) is an Australian rugby union footballer. He currently plays for the New South Wales Waratahs in the Super Rugby competition and represents Australia in international fixtures. His position is lock but he can also play in the backrow.
|Birth name||Robert A. Simmons|
|Date of birth||19 April 1989|
|Place of birth||Theodore, Queensland, Australia|
|Height||200 cm (6 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||115 kg (18 st 2 lb; 254 lb)|
|School||The Southport School|
|Rugby union career|
In 2007, Simmons played for the East Coast Aces in the inaugural Australian Rugby Championship. He made his Super Rugby debut for the Queensland Reds in South Africa off the bench against the Bulls at the beginning of the 2009 season.
Simmons made his test rugby debut for Australia in 2010, playing against South Africa in Brisbane.
- "Rob Simmons". rugby.com.au. Australian Rugby Union. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
- Josh Massoud. "Physical edge earns Wallabies call-up for Reds star Rob Simmons". Couriermail.com.au. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
- "Simmons a future Wallaby star, says Eales". Theaustralian.com.au. 28 September 2012. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
- "The Nurseries of Australian Schoolboys' Rugby" (PDF). Australian Schools Rugby Union. Archived from the original on 3 December 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
- Simmons scored with a 2nd minute intercept try in Australia's Rugby World Cup 2015 Semi-final win over Argentina. This was the fastest try of the 2015 Rugby World Cup. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/rugbyunion/rugby-world-cup/front-row/11954010/Operation-Intercept-Argentina-the-latest-victims-of-Australias-handy-habit.html "Rob Simmons Queensland Reds profile". QRU. Archived from the original on 3 December 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
- "Reds axing fuelling Rob Simmons's rugby fire". The Daily Telegraph. 30 September 2017.
- "NSW arrival Rob Simmons confident of Waratahs turnaround in 2018". The Sydney Morning Herald. 9 January 2018.
- "Wallaby Simmons out to lift for Waratahs". SBS. 10 January 2018.