Tim Fairbrother

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Tim Fairbrother
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Birth nameTim Fairbrother
Date of birth (1982-03-12) 12 March 1982 (age 41)
Place of birth Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight112 kg (17 st 9 lb) [1]
SchoolSt. Patrick‘s College, Silverstream
Rugby union career
Position(s) Tighthead prop
Senior career
YearsTeamApps(Points)

2001–03
2003–09
2009–11
2011–12

Wellington
Hurricanes
Western Force
Harlequins

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53
23
13

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(5)
(20)
(0)

Tim Fairbrother (born 12 March 1982 in Upper Hutt, New Zealand), is a rugby union player, his position is tighthead prop.

Fairbrother featured through the New Zealand rugby junior representative team setup and made his first class debut for local Province Wellington at just 19. Two years later he was called up to play for Regional side the Hurricanes in the then Super 14. Fairbrother played for the Hurricanes for seven years but was plagued by injury, including missing almost the entire 2007 Super Rugby season, and was unable to break into the All Blacks squad. [2]

In 2009 Fairbrother left New Zealand for Australia, signing for the Western Force on a two-year contract. Tim is qualified to play for Australia (and England) through his grandparents but was not selected by the Wallabies coaches and, feeling he had "[given] it [his] best crack", [3] decided to move on again joining Harlequins.

Fairbrother was the most experienced front row player at Harlequins. He came off the bench in the first round of the 2011–12 Aviva Premiership and proceeded to start in the following 5 games, but his season was interrupted by injury twice and he missed the last three months the season. [4]

Following the first round of the 2012–13 season Harlequins announced that the club had agreed to release Fairbrother from his contract to allow him to return to New Zealand. [5]

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References

  1. "Harlequins 1st XV". Harlequins website. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
  2. "Tim Fairbrother Profile". Hurricanes website. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
  3. "Tim Fairbrother to Leave Force". Sports News First website. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
  4. "Tim Fairbrother Player Profile". Quins website. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
  5. "Tim Fairbrother to return to New Zealand". Quins website. 4 September 2012. Archived from the original on 9 September 2012.