Super Rugby


Height: 200cm
Weight: 115kg
Born: 19/04/1989
Place of Birth: Theodore, QLD
Senior Club: Sunnybank
Junior Club: Theodore Roosters
School: The Southport School

Representative Honours
Queensland Schoolboys (2006)
Australian Schoolboys (2006)
Australian Under 19s (2007)
Australian Under 20s (2008)
Queensland (2009-)
Australian Wallabies (2010-)
Rugby World Cup (2011, 2015)
Queensland Country (2016)

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Playing History

Representative Caps Points Debut
NRC: Queensland Country 3 6 (1T) 2016 v UC Vikings, Bond University
Queensland 112 20 (4T) Feb 2009 v Bulls, Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Super Rugby 112 20 (4T) Feb 2009 v Bulls, Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Test Rugby 71 10 (2T) 2010 v South Africa, Brisbane

Player Bio

Hailing from the tiny country town of Theodore in Central Queensland, St.George Queensland Reds lock Rob Simmons is now in his ninth season of Super Rugby.

Simmons is a senior figure at the Reds and recently notched his 100th Queensland cap against the Hurricanes in Wellington last year.



2017
Maintained his role as one of the Reds’ starting locks and lineout caller for much of the season, adding further caps to his impressive 100-plus tally for Queensland.
2016
Earned his 100th Queensland cap against the Hurricanes in Wellington. Captained Queensland for the first time as he filled in for regular skipper James Slipper, who was returning from injury. Played 11 Tests for the Wallabies.
2015
A nerve injury in his shoulder suffered during the Wallabies 2014 Spring Tour forced Rob out of the first seven games of the Reds’ season. He made his return during their tour to South Africa to play the remaining nine games of the season and scored a try in their 46-29 win over the Melbourne Rebels at Suncorp Stadium. Rob featured in all but two of the Wallabies’ 12 Tests in 2015, forming a the starting lock partnership with new Reds teammate Kane Douglas for the bulk of Australia’s Rugby World Cup matches. One of the enduring images of Australia’s World Cup campaign was Rob’s intercept try against Argentina in the opening stages of their semi-final clash.
2014
Played in every Super Rugby game for the Reds for the fourth-consecutive year.

Reached 50 Tests for Australia against England at Twickenham on the Wallabies Spring Tour. Rob also scored his maiden Test try in Australia’s 29-26 loss to France in Paris.
2013
Continued to build as one of the country’s most consistent locks. Played every Super Rugby game for the Reds and started in all but one of them.

Marked his 50th Queensland Cap during the Reds Heritage Round clash against the Waratahs, in the second match of the season at Suncorp Stadium.

One game later, against the Hurricanes in round three, he achieved a personal milestone, scoring his first-ever try in Super Rugby.

Earned selection in the Wallabies squad which took on the British & Irish Lions and was again selected in Wallabies squads for The Rugby Championship and Spring Tour.

Showed his versatility on Spring Tour, after missing the first Test against England due to injury, to return to the starting lineup at blindside flanker.
2012
Yet again featured in every Super Rugby game for the Reds, for the second consecutive year, finishing the season just two games shy of his 50th Queensland cap.

Overlooked by the Wallabies for the start of The Rugby Championship, instead making himself available for Queensland Premier Rugby side Sunnybank, where he played a crucial role in the club’s runner-up finish.

Returned to the Wallabies squad for tour of South Africa and Argentina.
2011
Played in every match during the Reds’ Super Rugby-winning campaign.

Part of the squad that defeated the All Blacks in Brisbane to claim Australia’s first Tri Nations title in 10 years.

Was used in six of the seven games during the Rugby World Cup, in which Australia finished third.
2010
Earned his first starting appearance for the Reds. Featured in 10 Super Rugby games in total.
2009
Made his Reds debut off the bench against the Bulls.

Earned his Test debut in front of a home crowd against the Springboks at Suncorp Stadium.
2008
Member of the Australian Under 20s side at the Junior World Championships in Wales.
2007
Rewarded with a Reds contract after impressing in the Australian Under 19s.

Finished the season with the East Coast Aces in the inaugural Australian Rugby Championship.


Updated 19/06/2017