The Rugby Agents
Russell --------- - Hooker
DOB 23 Years Old
Height 184CM
Weight 100KG
Country United Kingdom

to progress my rugby IN UK/Europe to get to higher level with a professional organisation or club offering package with flights/accommodation/job assistance or possible contract


Passport Type
EU Passport

Personal Overview
I am a 23 year old NZ rugby player (Based in Europe) having just won Austrian National Championship 2018 as starting hooker for Rugby Donau Wien in Vienna. previously had 3 seasons with Edinburgh Club.and Represented Edinburgh Regional U20s in 2014/15.  Seeking a club where I can develop my rugby more and play top side team in a division where I can get more experience, challenge and nurture my rugby skills, with opportunities to progress and achieve my goal of playing professionally and reach the highest national playing level I possibly can. Link below to Austria Championship Final recording - Game 2 Final starts at 2.09  (not yet on YouTube)
Before leaving NZ I was selected for the Auckland U19 wider development squad but left to play in UK  Prior to this was 3 years in Auckland for Suburbs RFC playing U20s & U21s and Colts, also played 3 years 1st XV for college.  

My hooking skills are my talents, I am very mobile around the field I can throw straight, to the front, middle and back accurately, (i.e. how far do you want me to throw?) Good at winning tightheads  Love contact and can cover 6 & 8. I am hoping to contribute some quality key skills to enhance any team’s performance and better my own rugby with the challenges provided and hope to find a club that can assist with accommodation and a job to support myself.  I also play 7's, coach junior rugby and some refereeing.
Previous Clubs
Period Club Name
2018 Rugby Donau Wien Austria
2017 Stewart's Melville
2016 Stewart's Melville
2015 Stewart's Melville
2014 Stewart's Melville
2014 Suburbs RFC Auckland
2014 BT Edinburgh U20 Academy
2014 2014/15 Edinburgh Region U20 Squad
2013- 2014 Unitec Auckland 
2008-2012 Lynfield College, Auckland 

Diploma for Sport & Fitness (not completed)
NCEA Level 1 & 2
2009 - 2014 NZRU - various junior rugby coaching courses
2014 Auckland Rugby Referees - 1st year referee
Sebastian Freydell - Coach
Rugby Donau Wien (Vienna) Austria  +436804008102

Finlay Calder - Coach/Mentor
Stewart's Melville RFC Edinburgh +44 (0) 7803245562

Video Footage