Rob Simmons rugby player
Rob Simmons rugby player

Rob Simmons

19th Apr 1989 2.00m/115kg No 4 Lock

A consistent performer for both the Reds and the Wallabies, Rob earned 16 Test Caps during the 2010 and 2011 Test seasons and featured in six of the seven games during the 2011 World Cup.

After being overlooked by the Wallabies for the start of the Rugby Championships in 2012, Rob took his expertise to the Queensland Premier Rugby competition, where he played a crucial role in Sunnybank’s runner-up finish, before returning to the Wallabies squad for their tour of South Africa and Argentina.

With superlative size, speed, and ball-handling, Rob made his breakthrough year in 2010, earning his first starting appearance for the Reds—after debuting off the bench against the Bulls in 2009—before rapidly earning a Test debut in front of a home crowd against the Springboks at Suncorp Stadium later that year.

Rob has not missed a game of Super Rugby for the Reds since becoming a regular starter in 2011 – making it through four full seasons (101 caps) without absence.

Simmons was a mainstay in the Wallaby squad for the 2015 RWC and scored the fastest try of the competition (1.08 minutes)

In June 2017, Simmons was released by the Queensland Reds after 114 appearances.

In August he was named in the Wallabies squad for the second Bledisloe Cup Test, he lined up in his 17th match against the All Blacks for the Wallabies.

On 31st August 2017, it was announced that Simmons had signed a two-year deal with the ARU and Waratahs.

The experienced second rower spent almost 10 years at the Reds.

Simmons has reinvigorated his career following his move south from Queensland, and enjoyed a rich vein of form during the Waratahs 2019 Super Rugby campaign.

Heading into the 2019 test season, the second rower is in line to become just the 11th Australian Test centurion should he earn six more Wallabies caps.

Following 2019 Super Rugby season, the veteran lock penned a new two-year deal with the Waratahs and Rugby Australia and has 145 Super Rugby (31 NSW, 114 QLD) caps and 94 test caps.

Career

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No 4 Lock
2010 - present
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No 5 Lock
2014 - present
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No 4 Lock
2018 - present
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No 4 Lock
2008 - 2017
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No 4 Lock
2018 - 2019