NAME: Russell ......


AGE: 29

HEIGHT: 184cm

WEIGHT: 100kg


SEEKING: Opportunity to play rugby in UK/Europe/USA with club offering accommodation/job



New Zealand
United Kingdom


Personal Overview

I am a 27 year old rugby player (Currently in NZ as returned home due to Covid). Was playing in Belfast in the Ulster Championship 2020.  Am 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  reaching the highest playing level I possibly can.

Hooker is my main position but I can transition to blindside flanker which my current club has been playing me.  I am a mobile hooker and have no trouble getting around the park, line out throwing is what I pride myself on, I can throw to the front, middle and back, Love contesting tightheads. Love contact, when it comes to defence or carrying and will put my head in dark spaces to clean out rucks,  I am hoping to contribute some quality key skills to enhance  team 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 enjoying coaching junior rugby and some refereeing to enhance my knowledge of the laws.

I have some limited footage from Austrian Championship Final when I was playing for Donau Wien

Can send the link on request




Previous Clubs

  • 2011 - Suburbs RFC Auckland NZ
  • 2014 - Stewarts Melville RFC Edinburgh
  • 2014 - Edinburgh U20 (& BT Sport Academy)
  • 2017 - Huntingdon England (short season)
  • 2017 - Donau Wien Austria (championship winners)
  • 2018 - Old Reigatians England
  • 2019 - Instonians RFC Belfast (short season - Covid)
  • 2021 - Sumner RFC Christchurch NZ

Coaching References


James (jimmy) Graham, Coach Sumner Rugby - contact details to follow