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2013 Tour Squad

Tom Court
Tom Court
DOB6th Oct 1980
BirthplaceBrisbane, Australia
Height1.90 m (6' 3")
Weight117 kg (18 st 5 lb)
PositionProp
HonoursIreland / Lions
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Thomas Gordon COURT
Ireland Caps: 32 (18-1-13)
Ireland Points: 5 (1t)
Ireland Debut: v Italy (rep) 2009

British & Irish Lions: First Tour
Lions Debut: v Melbourne Rebels, 25/06/2013
Test Record v Australia: 2 (1-0-1)

Tom Court was called up to sit on the replacements bench against the Melbourne Rebels after Alex Corbisiero picked up a slight calf injury in the first Test win over the Qantas Wallabies. He became the fifth loose head prop to join the tour. Born in Brisbane, he was in the city at the time of the first Test visiting relatives having recently completed the Irish tour to the USA and Canada.
He began his sporting career as a shot putter and was the Australian Universities Champion for three years running and competed in the Olympic Trials in 2002. He started playing rugby in 2004 and graduated from the lower ranks of the University of Queensland club to become a member of the Queensland Reds Rugby Academy. He played for New Zealand Province Manawatu before returning to Australia to feature in the Reds Super 14 squad.
A mere 16 months after first playing rugby union seriously he was selected for the Ireland A side at the 2006 Churchill Cup. This was before he had played his first game for Ulster. He qualified to play for Ireland through his mother and his Irish grandparents. His grandfather was born in County Limerick.
He was back at the Churchill Cup in 2008 and played for Ireland in the uncapped game against the Barbarians in Gloucester. He graduated to the Irish replacements bench for the 2009 RBS 6 Nations campaign and made his debut off the bench in the 38-9 win over Italy in Rome, playing his part in Ireland’s first Grand Slam season in 61 years.
He played in the 2011 Rugby World Cup, coming on as a replacement in Ireland’s Pool win over Australia, and now has 32 caps to his name. he helped Ulster reach the Heineken Cup final in 2012 and the RaboDirect PRO12 final this year, although they lost both games in Leinster.
 

 
Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
25/06/2013
Melbourne Rebels








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