David Curtis

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David Curtis
Birth nameDavid Michael Curtis
Date of birth10 April 1965
Place of birth Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
National team(s)
1991-1992 Ireland 13 (7)

David Michael Curtis (born 10 April 1965) is a former Zimbabwean-born Irish rugby union international. He also played some first-class cricket while at Oxford University.



Curtis was born in Salisbury, the capital city of Rhodesia, now known as Zimbabwe. He made his debut for Ireland against Wales in the 1991 Five Nations. He represented Ireland at the World Cup later that year, scoring a try in the pool stage against his country of birth and participating in their losing quarter-final team. In all he was capped for Ireland on 13 occasions and scored his only other points courtesy of a drop goal in an international friendly against Namibia.

He qualified for Ireland through his father Brian who had also represented his country as a wing forward after the Second World War.

His four first-class cricket matches were for Oxford University in 1990, playing against Leicestershire, Glamorgan, Nottinghamshire and Cambridge. A right-handed batsman, he made 89 runs at 22.25.

Personal life

He now lives in Zimbabwe, making a living through selling wine and craft beer. He has three sons, Angus, Graham and Simon, and a daughter Annabel. [1]

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  1. "First-Class Matches played by David Curtis". CricketArchive.