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Quinn Roux

Quinn Roux
Birth nameQuinn Roux
Date of birth (1990-10-30) 30 October 1990 (age 29)
Place of birthPretoria, South Africa
Height1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)[1]
Weight122 kg (19 st 3 lb; 269 lb)[1]
SchoolAfrikaanse Hoër Seunskool
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Current team Connacht
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
Western Province
Connacht (loan)

Correct as of 19 April 2020
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012 Stormers 4 (0)
Correct as of 2 September 2014
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016–present Ireland 12 (10)
Correct as of 19 April 2020

Quinn Roux (born 30 October 1990) is a rugby union player who plays for Connacht in the Pro14 and for the Ireland national team. Born in South Africa, he qualified for Ireland through residency, made his international debut in 2016 and has won 6 caps. He primarily plays as a lock.

Before his move to Ireland, Roux played rugby in his birthplace, lining out for the Stormers in Super Rugby[2] and Western Province in the Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup.


Early career

Roux started playing for Western Province in 2011, and was a member of the side which won the 2012 Vodacom Cup, the team's first ever win in the competition.[3] Roux's performances for Western Province led to a call up for Super Rugby side, the Stormers. He made his Super Rugby debut on 2 June 2012, replacing Eben Etzebeth in the 51st minute of 19–14 win over the Bulls.[4]


In June 2012 it was announced that Roux was moving to Irish provincial team Leinster on a one-year deal. He joined the squad for the 2012–13 season.[5][6] Roux played in nine games in the 2012–13 Pro12, starting in seven of these.[7] Roux did not feature for Leinster in the 2012–13 Heineken Cup as the team was eliminated in the pool stages. After the team were knocked down to the 2012–13 European Challenge Cup, however, Roux featured in each of Leinster's matches. He made his European debut as a replacement against London Wasps in the quarter-final, before also coming on as a replacement against Biarritz. Roux then started for Leinster in the Challenge Cup final against Stade Français, which saw Leinster crowned champions.[8] He extended his contract with Leinster in March 2013, signing a two-year extension to the original deal.[9]

In the following season, Roux made seven appearances in the Pro12, with all but one of his appearances coming as starts.[7] On 12 October 2013, Roux made his Heineken Cup debut. He came on as a replacement in the province's win over the Ospreys. Roux also made a replacement appearance against Castres the following week.[8]


Ahead the 2014–15 season, it was announced Roux was joining Connacht, another Irish province, on a loan deal to last until 31 December 2014.[10] The move to Connacht saw him reunited with his former Western Province teammate Danie Poolman. Roux made his Connacht debut on 6 September 2014, when he started against Newport Gwent Dragons in the first game of the 2014–15 Pro12, and played the full 80 minutes in a Connacht victory. Roux started the game against his parent club Leinster on 19 September 2014, as Connacht pulled off an unlikely victory over their Irish rivals.[11]

Roux continued to feature regularly for Connacht, and extended his loan deal for the remainder of the season, taking him to the end of his contract with Leinster. It was announced in January 2015 that at the end of his contract with Leinster Roux would join Connacht permanently, with the second row signing a deal to take him up to the summer of 2017.[12]


Roux debuted for Ireland in the second test in their 2016 series against South Africa.[13][14]


  1. ^ a b "Irish Rugby".
  2. ^ Independent Newspapers Online (30 May 2012). "Stormers change four for Bulls – IOL Rugby". Independent Online. South Africa. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
  3. ^ "WP win first Vodacom Cup". Sport24. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Vodacom Bulls 14-19 DHL Stormers". South African Rugby Union. 2 June 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  5. ^ "WP to lose another young star". Sport24. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  6. ^ "Roux will come Storming back". 27 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Leinster Squad Index: Quinn Roux". PRO12. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Player Archive: Quinn Roux". ERC. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  9. ^ "LEINSTER BUILD FOR THE FUTURE BY ANNOUNCING 23 NEW DEALS". 4 April 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
  10. ^ "Roux 'on loan' to Connacht". Rugby365. 11 June 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  11. ^ "Connacht Squad Index: Quinn Roux". PRO12. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  12. ^ "Connacht have secured the futures of two promising young second rows". The 42. 14 January 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  13. ^ "South Africa v Ireland: Quinn Roux to make debut for Ireland in second Test". BBC Sport. 16 June 2016.
  14. ^ "'I'm an Irish citizen now... I felt I had been accepted a long time ago'". The 42. 21 February 2019. Retrieved 25 February 2019.

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