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Dominic Robertson-McCoy

Dominic Robertson-McCoy
Date of birth (1993-11-10) 10 November 1993 (age 25)
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight122 kg (19 st 3 lb)
SchoolSacred Heart College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Current team Connacht
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Auckland Marist
Correct as of 27 May September 2017
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
Correct as of 27 Dec 2018

Dominic Robertson-McCoy (born 10 November 1993) is a professional rugby union player from New Zealand. He primarily plays as a prop and can play at both loosehead and tighthead. Robertson-McCoy currently plays for Irish provincial side Connacht in the Pro14. He previously played at provincial level in New Zealand for Northland. Robertson-MCoy is qualified to play for Ireland at international level through his grandfather from Mowan in County Armagh.

Early life

Born in Auckland, Robertson-McCoy attended Sacred Heart College in the city. During his time in the school, Robertson-McCoy played for the school's rugby team. During his time in school, he also played for Auckland under-age teams. In 2013, Robertson-McCoy began playing for the Auckland Marist senior side, having played under-age for them already.[1] In 2014 he was part of Auckland's wider training group for the National Provincial Championship.[2]

Rugby career


Robertson-McCoy began playing for Northland in the 2015 NPC. The move to Northland also meant a move from Marist to Hikurangi.[1] Robertson-McCoy made his debut for Northland when he started at tighthead prop against Hawke's Bay in the season opener on 16 August 2015.[3][4] He played his next game against Wellington on 29 August, coming on as a 64th minute replacement for Namatahi Waa.[5] Robertson-McCoy played again a week later against Taranaki, coming off the bench at half time and again replacing Waa.[6] He played a total of three times for the side in the competition as the team lost all their games and finished bottom of the Championship Division.[7] During his time with Northland, Robertson-McCoy was part of the Blues Development side. It was announced during the summer in 2016 that Robertson-McCoy was moving to Ireland to join Pro12 champions Connacht. Robertson-McCoy joined Connacht for their pre-season and played no part for Northland in the 2016 NPC.[8]


It was announced in June 2016 that Robertson-McCoy signed for Connacht and would join them ahead of the 2016–17 season. He is Irish-qualified through his grandfather, who was born in Armagh.[8] Robertson-McCoy made his debut for Connacht on 10 September 2016, coming as a late replacement against Ospreys in the Pro12. He made nine further first team appearances during the course of the season, all in the league,[9] and also played for the province's second tier side, the Connacht Eagles, appearing three times in the semi-professional British and Irish Cup.[7] In May 2017, it was announced that Robertson-McCoy had signed an extension to his deal with Connacht, keeping him with the side for the 2017–18 season.[10] On 21 October 2017, Robertson-McCoy made his European debut, starting at home against Worcester Warriors in the 2017–18 Challenge Cup.[11] He made a total of seven appearances for the first team during the season, five of these coming in the league and two in the Challenge Cup.[9][11] As in the previous season, he also played for the Connacht Eagles.[7] Robertson-McCoy signed another contract extension in March 2018, continuing his stay with the province.[12]


  1. ^ a b "Dominic Robertson McCoy". Front Row Factoy. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Canterbury and Auckland name ITM Cup wider training groups". New Zealand Rugby Union. 12 June 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Rugby: Eight make mark for Northland debut". The Northern Advocate. 13 August 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Hawke's Bay v Northland, ITM Cup 2015 - Lineup". Ultimate Rugby. 16 August 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Wellington v Northland, ITM Cup 2015 - Commentary". Ultimate Rugby. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Northland v Taranaki, ITM Cup 2015 - Commentary". Ultimate Rugby. 6 September 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  7. ^ a b c "Player statistics: Dominic Robertson-McCoy". It's Rugby. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Connacht sign Irish-qualified prop Dominic Robertson-McCoy". RTÉ Sport. 21 June 2016. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Player Profile: Dominic Robertson-McCoy". Pro14.
  10. ^ "Quartet sign new deals with Connacht". RTÉ Sport. 17 May 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Player Archive: Dominic Robertson-McCoy". European Professional Club Rugby.
  12. ^ "Connacht announce four more contract extensions ahead of 2018/19 Season". Pro14. 26 March 2018. Retrieved 25 May 2018.

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