Tony Lamborn

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Tony Lamborn
Full nameTony Andrew Lamborn
Date of birth (1991-07-31) July 31, 1991 (age 29)
Place of birth Timaru, New Zealand
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight235 lb (107 kg; 16 st 11 lb)
School Ashburton College
Notable relative(s) James King (cousin)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker, Number 8
Current team Southland, Blues
Senior career
YearsTeamApps(Points)
2012 North Otago 9 (15)
2013–2017 Hawke's Bay 46 (45)
2016 Hurricanes 4 (0)
2018 San Diego Legion 2 (0)
2018 Southland 9 (5)
2019 New Orleans Gold 1 (10)
2020– Blues 9 (5)
2020– Southland 10 (20)
Correct as of 25 December 2020
National team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
2016–2019 United States 23 (40)
Correct as of 8 September 2020

Tony Lamborn (born 31 July 1991) is a New Zealand-born American rugby union player who plays as a flanker. He currently plays his club rugby for Southland in the Mitre 10 Cup, [1] and the Blues in the Super Rugby competition. He also plays for the United States national rugby union team.

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Career

Lamborn was educated at Ashburton College. He left school at age 16 and travelled to Havelock North. [2]

Lamborn played for Hawke's Bay U18 and U20 teams. [2]

Lamborn debuted for the Magpies in 2013, however it was in 2015 when his performances really started to catch the eye. He was named as Hawke's Bay's 2015 MVP as they won the ITM Cup championship with a 26-25 loss over Tasman . [3] Subsequently, he was named as a member of the Hurricanes wider training group ahead of the 2016 Super Rugby season. [4]

International

In May 2016, Lamborn was named to the United States national rugby union team squad for their June 2016 tests. [5] He is eligible to play for the Eagles due to his father and other relatives being American. [2]

Family

Lamborn is the cousin of James King, a former Blues and Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby player. [2]

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References

  1. "Tony Lamborn itsrugby.co.uk Player Statistics". itsrugby.co.uk. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "Canes flanker turns Eagle". Stuff. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  3. "Rugby: Reluctant Lamborn toast of Magpies". Hawke's Bay Today. 31 October 2015. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  4. "Highlanders 2016 Squad Guide" (PDF). All Blacks Rugby. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  5. Herald, New Zealand. "Hurricanes loose forward gets USA call up". m.nzherald.co.nz. Retrieved 26 May 2016.