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John Roe (rugby union)

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John Roe
Birth nameJohn Roe
Date of birth (1977-04-10) 10 April 1977 (age 47)
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
Height187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight105 kg (16 st 7 lb)
SchoolBrisbane Boys College
UniversityUniversity of Queensland
Rugby union career
Position(s) Number Eight
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1999−2008 Wests ()
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1999–2008 Queensland Reds[1] 107 (80)
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2001–2008 Queensland Reds[2] 65 (85)
International career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003–2005 Australia
Australia A
19 (10)
National sevens team
Years Team Comps

John Roe (born 10 April 1977 in Brisbane) is an Australian physician and a former international rugby union player. He played in the back row for the national team and captained the Queensland Reds in Super Rugby. Roe was educated at Brisbane Boys' College. He graduated in medicine on 15 December 2006 from the University of Queensland.[3]


Roe played for Queensland for the first time in a match against the visiting United States team on their 1999 tour to Australia.[4]

In 2001 he made his Super Rugby debut for the Queensland Reds, in a match against the Highlanders, a New Zealand side from Dunedin. He went on to make appearances for both Australia A and the Australian sevens team. In 2003, Roe made his test debut for the Wallabies against Namibia at the 2003 Rugby World Cup held in Australia.

He played his 50th game for the Queensland Reds in the 2004 Super 14 season against the Crusaders, scoring a try in the match.[5]

Roe retired from playing at the age of 31 after the 2008 Super 14 season, following a career-ending shoulder injury.[6]


  1. ^ "Wests Queensland Reds Centurions". Wests Bulldogs Rugby. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  2. ^ "John Roe". itsrugby.co.uk. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  3. ^ "John Roe Medicine". uq.edu.au. Retrieved 21 January 2007.
  4. ^ "Annual Report 1999" (PDF). Queensland Rugby. 1999. p. 23. Archived from the original (PDF 1.9 MB) on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  5. ^ "John Roe". rugby.com.au. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2006.
  6. ^ "Roe forced to retire". Scrum.com. 30 July 2008. Retrieved 4 January 2020.

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