Tim Molenaar

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Tim Molenaar
Birth nameTim Molenaar
Date of birth (1981-02-19) 19 February 1981 (age 38)
Place of birth Masterton, New Zealand
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight111 kg (17 st 7 lb) [1]
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Amateur team(s)
Old Boys University ()
Senior career
Gloucester Rugby
London Welsh
Birmingham Moseley
Provincial / State sides
Wellington ()

Tim Molenaar (born 19 February 1981 in Masterton, New Zealand) is a rugby union player for Moseley in the RFU Championship. He plays as a centre.

Masterton Territorial authority in Wellington, New Zealand

Masterton is a large town in the Wellington Region of New Zealand and the seat of the Masterton District. It is the largest town in the Wairarapa, a region separated from Wellington by the Rimutaka ranges. It is 100 kilometres north-east of Wellington, 39.4 kilometres south of Eketahuna, on the Ruamahanga River.

New Zealand Country in Oceania

New Zealand is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses—the North Island, and the South Island —and around 600 smaller islands. It has a total land area of 268,000 square kilometres (103,500 sq mi). New Zealand is situated some 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand developed a distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal, and plant life. The country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern Alps, owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, while its most populous city is Auckland.

Rugby union Team sport, code of rugby football

Rugby union, widely known simply as rugby, is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century. One of the two codes of rugby football, it is based on running with the ball in hand. In its most common form, a game is between two teams of 15 players using an oval-shaped ball on a rectangular field with H-shaped goalposts at each end.

Molenaar signed for Gloucester Rugby from Nottingham in August 2009 after a deal to sign Seru Rabeni fell through. [2]

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On 28 October 2013, it was announced that Harlequins have signed Tim Molenaar to a short-term deal following his release from Gloucester Rugby [3] Following his release from Harlequins, Molenaar signed for newly promoted side London Welsh for the 2014-15 season. [4] On 8 June 2015, Molenaar returned to the RFU Championship to sign for Moseley from the 2015-16 season. [5]

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  1. "Aviva Premiership Rugby - Gloucester Rugby". web page. Premier Rugby. Archived from the original on 16 June 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
  2. Molenaar joins Gloucester thisisgloucestershire.co.uk – 25 August 2009
  3. "Harlequins sign Gloucester centre Tim Molenaar". BBC Sport. 28 October 2013.
  4. "London Welsh sign Harlequins centre Tim Molenaar". BBC Sport. 24 June 2014.
  5. "London Welsh centre Tim Molenaar signs for Moseley". Gloucester Citizen. 8 June 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2015.