Michael Dowsett

Scrumhalf

Super Rugby Caps:
8
Super Rugby Debut:
2014 v Chiefs, Canberra
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Height: 182cm
Weight: 85kg
Date Of Birth: 23/3/1992
Place of Birth: Sydney
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After bursting onto the pro-rugby scene in 2014 with a string of strong performances for the Brumbies, Michael Dowsett has a chance to cement himself as a regular in the club’s match-day 23 in 2015.

A nippy scrum half who is equally as potent left-to-right and he is right-to-left, Dowsett’s classy performances against sides like the Chiefs, Crusaders and Waratahs in 2014 proved he has the metal to mix it with the best.

When Dowsett arrived in Canberra he was but a whisper of his new physique, with plenty of hard work in the gym paying dividends as he loads on the pounds. At just under 90kg, Dowsett is one of the club’s most agile attackers and is often seen sniping for lazy forwards in and around the ruck.

Dowsett landed in Canberra at the start of 2014 looking for opportunity, having been recommended for a contract by his Northern Suburbs coach and former Brumbies loose-forward, Scott Fava. Dowsett was rewarded with an EPS deal last year which was promptly upgraded by Head Coach, Stephen Larkham, and now he sits as one of two fulltime scrumhalves on the Brumbies roster.

As a schoolboys Dowsett was put through his rugby apprenticeship playing GPS in Canberra at Scots. Rumours have swirled he had a poster of Sam Carter pinned to his study wall, however those claims are yet to be confirmed.

Dowsett took on a senior role with the ACT’s NRC team, the UC Vikings in 2014 overseeing the development of some of the region’s younger stars in No.9 jerseys like Joe Powell and Edan Campbell-O’Brien.