Rory Arnold

Super Rugby Caps 58


Height Weight
208cm 120kg
Born Hometown
1 / 7 / 1990 Wagga Wagga

Standing at 208cm tall and weighing 120kg, Rory Arnold is one of the tallest player to ever play in the Super Rugby competition, and in 2o18, Arnold put that colossal frame to it’s best use, winning the Brumbies Players Player, Brett Robinson Award.

Arnold got his start with the Brumbies following a successful stint with Griquas in the Currie Cup during the 2013 season, the lock making six appearances and scoring two tries for the South African side.

Despite suffering a season ending injury in Africa, Arnold was given a chance to shine with the Vikings in 2014 before being signed to a fulltime contract by the Brumbies prior to the 2015 Super Rugby season.

The 28-year old would make his Brumbies debut against the Reds in Round 1 of that season, going on to cement his position in the locks alongside Sam Carter. 2016 was a breakout year for Arnold, the big lock putting in consistent Super Rugby performances and making his Wallabies debut against England in June.

Arnold was also selected for the Rugby Championship and end of year European Tour. Arnold took his game to a new level in 2017, dominating games with his carrying and upping his work rate to a new level.

2018 was Arnold’s best season to date. Joined in the capital by his twin brother Richie, Rory Arnold entered 2018 has the crown-jewel of a Brumbies lock-stock which boasted three Wallabies.

Arnold was heavily featured at set-piece, his tally of lineout wins was good enough for second in the Super Rugby standings and was his usual dynamic self with ball in hand. Brumbies fans won’t soon forget his try against the Reds at GIO Stadium, the galloping Arnold raced over from forty metres out to score perhaps the try of the year.

Arnold also topped the charts in dominant tackles, his aggression in the contact area certainly a point of difference for the 18-times capped Wallaby. A high tackle on tour in South Africa landed Arnold in some hot water, but he has improved his technique and was outstanding in the final few games of the year, particularly against the Hurricanes and Waratahs.

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