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Scott Fuglistaller

Scott Fuglistaller (born 16 April 1987) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer. He plays for, and captains, the Melbourne Rebels in Super Rugby[1] and the Melbourne Rising in the National Rugby Championship.[2] His regular playing position is openside flanker.

Scott Fuglistaller
Birth nameScott Fuglistaller
Date of birth (1987-04-16) 16 April 1987 (age 32)
Place of birthHawera, New Zealand
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight101 kg (15 st 13 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Openside flanker
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2015
2016−
Melbourne Rising
Toyota Industries Shuttles
5
20
(5)
(15)
Correct as of 15 January 2017
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008–12 Wellington 60 (40)
Correct as of 11 October 2012
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012
2013–16
Highlanders
Rebels
2
54
(0)
(15)
Correct as of 21 July 2016

Early careerEdit

He played first XV rugby for Francis Douglas Memorial College in New Plymouth, and club rugby in Wellington.[citation needed]

Super RugbyEdit

In New Zealand, Fuglistaller represented the Highlanders and made his debut in 2012.

In 2011 and 2012, Fuglistaller did not play. Like many, he viewed the Rebels defence as lacking. However, in 2013 he was among the squad's fit young recruits expected to bring a hard edge to the Rebels defence and attack.[3]

His rivals for the openside flank were rugby league convert Jarrod Saffy and Rebels newcomer Jordy Reid.[4]

In the opening round of the 2013 Super Rugby season, Fuglistaller made his Rebels debut against the Western Force, and played for 64 minutes before being replaced by Saffy.[5] He was named to play against the ACT Brumbies the following week, and expected to face strong competition from Wallabies flanker David Pocock.[6]

In 2014, despite competition for the open side flanker position from Reid and Australian Sevens rep Sean McMahon[7] the Rebels extended Fuglistaller's contract through until the end of the 2016 Super Rugby season.[8]

On 6 February 2015 Fuglistaller was appointed co-captain of the Rebels alongside incumbent captain Scott Higginbotham.[9]

On 7 August 2015, Fuglistaller snd his Rebels teammate Colby Fainga'a were appointed co-captains of the Melbourne Rising for the 2015 National Rugby Championship season.[10]

Super Rugby statisticsEdit

As of 21 July 2016[11]
Season Team Games Starts Sub Mins Tries Cons Pens Drops Points Yel Red
2012 Highlanders 2 0 2 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 Rebels 16 15 1 1010 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
2014 Rebels 15 14 1 891 2 0 0 0 10 2 0
2015 Rebels 13 7 6 457 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Rebels 6 0 6 98 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 52 36 16 2484 3 0 0 0 15 3 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fuglistaller joins Woodward in move to Rebels". Rugby Heaven. New Zealand: Fairfax. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
    - "Scott Fuglistaller Player Profile". Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
  2. ^ "MELBOURNE RISING NAME 2015 CO-CAPTAINS". melbournerebels.com.au. Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  3. ^ Paxinos, Stathi (3 February 2013). "Rebellious youth set to take over". Rugby Heaven. Fairfax. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  4. ^ Paxinos, Stathi (2 February 2013). "Saffy back to stake claim for Rebels". Rugby Heaven. Australia: Fairfax. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Rebels 30-23 Force". South African Rugby Union. 15 February 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  6. ^ Schlink, Leo (20 February 2013). "Melbourne Rebel Scott Fuglistaller ready to take on Wallaby flanker David Pocock". Herald Sun. News. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
  7. ^ Watts, John (21 February 2014). "Contenders: Backrow" (Press release). Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Scott Fuglistaller re-signs with Melbourne Rebels". Rugby Heaven. NZ: Fairfax. 30 April 2014. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
    - Watts, John (30 April 2014). "Scott Fuglistaller Extends Rebels Contract" (Press release). Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Scott Fugistaller joins Scott Higginbotham as Melbourne Rebels co-captains for Super Rugby season". ABC. ABC. 6 February 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
    - Ward, Roy (6 February 2015). "Melbourne Rebels name Scott Higginbotham and Scott Fuglistaller as co-captains". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
    - Schlink, Leo (6 February 2015). "Scott Higginbotham and Scott Fuglistaller will share Melbourne Rebels captaincy". Fox Sports. Newscorp. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  10. ^ "MELBOURNE RISING NAME 2015 CO-CAPTAINS". melbournerebels.com.au. Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  11. ^ "Player Statistics". its rugby. Retrieved 26 July 2016.

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