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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)
2013–2014
2015–2016
Auckland Marist
Hikurangi
()
Correct as of 27 May September 2017
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2015
2016–
Northland
Connacht
3
17
(0)
(0)
Correct as of 28 April 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

Northland

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]

Connacht

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]

References

  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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