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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:41 am 
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Incomplete list

SA
Uli Schmidt
Daan du Plessis
Jannie du Plessis
Brendan Venter
Louis Babrow
Cecil Moss
Divan Serfontein

Wales:
Jamie Roberts
Gwyn Jones
Stuart Roy
JPR Williams
Gwyn Rowlands
Jack Matthews
Windsor Hopkin Lewis
Thomas John Pryce-Jenkins
John Griffin
Edward John Lewis

Scotland
Geoff Cross
Rob Wainwright

England
Jonathan Webb

Argentina
Felipe Contepomi
Rodrigo Roncero

Ireland
Barry O'Driscoll
David Irwin
Dion O' Cuinneagain
Jack Kyle

New Zealand
Mark Irwin

Australia
John Roe
Brett Robinson


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:07 am 
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Random thread. I'd also check your sources. Brett Robinson played 16 tests for the Wallabies and he was a medical Dr, and that's just off the top of my head.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:13 am 
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Ali's Choice wrote:
Random thread. I'd also check your sources. Brett Robinson played 16 tests for the Wallabies and he was a medical Dr, and that's just off the top of my head.

Thanks

As I said, the list is incomplete. I couldn't find a single source and picked up some names from various sources. Will add to list


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:26 am 
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Niall Hogan for Ireland. Also, Paddy Johns is a dentist.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:37 am 
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David Kirk for NZ.

I'm not sure if he ever practiced though


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:46 am 
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In a couple of the years we'll have Hallam Amos to add the Welsh list.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:22 am 
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NZ
Tony Davies - gastroenterologist
Russell Watt
Jeremy Stanley - orthopaedic surgeon
Ron Elvidge - obstetrician
Graham Moore - GP
William Fea
David Kirk
Hugh Berry - professor of rheumatology
Des Oliver - renal medicine
David Dickson - surgeon
Lawrie Knight
Ian Prior - founder of epidemiology in New Zealand
Mark Irwin - anaesthetist


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:28 am 
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Wales and SA really are the scholars and gentlemen of the game


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:06 am 
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It really shows academic smarts doesn't equate to rugby smarts. JDP and Jamie Roberts are two of the dumbest unimaginetive players you'd come across in their eras. Tbf to JDP he's a prop.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:07 am 
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1/2p got accepted on a dental course iirc before turning pro.
Simon Hill was a dentist......errr yes that Simon Hill the convicted fraudster. I played against him a few times/Globus.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:21 am 
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Richard Parkes (Wales) was a dental student, don't think he qualified.


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Gav is a dermatologist


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:39 am 
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Tom Rees has qualified as a doctor in the seven years since he was forced to retire.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:16 pm 
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Brian Rees, surgeon in the Heath Hospital, taught me ( or at least tried to) in Cardiff.


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Does Doctor mean something else in Wales?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:40 pm 
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Not an international but Josh Murphy for Leinster is studying medicine.


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Whoah!! Australia’s ever citizen - Dr Weary Dunlop.
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Also for Australia:
- John Roe
- Tom Robertson (half way through degree)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:56 pm 
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For Ireland Emmett Byrne is also a GP specialising in vasectomies :lol:


Edit also Michael O’Flanagan
https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-sty ... -1.2403596


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:59 pm 
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EverReady wrote:
Does Doctor mean something else in Wales?

Dentists now have the title Doctor.


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Gwenno wrote:
EverReady wrote:
Does Doctor mean something else in Wales?

Dentists now have the title Doctor.


It’s funny the only Irish international who insists on being called Dr is Tony O’Reilly, who has a PhD in agriculture from Bradford but no medical background


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Gwenno wrote:
EverReady wrote:
Does Doctor mean something else in Wales?

Dentists now have the title Doctor.


Ah here


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For Australia, the bloke that used to be chairman played a few tests for Wallabies in the 90s. His son played for USA. Can't remember his name though.


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Current Leinster and former Ireland underage international Josh Murphy is almost qualified as a doctor.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/ ... 73193.html

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"I can only be a rugby player for so long. So, hopefully both will work out and medicine will slot in when I finish rugby."

Head screwed on. :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:31 pm 
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Over here you're meant to put your specialty in brackets if you're not a medical doctor.

Sincerely Dr jdogscoop (Being a bellend).


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Lemoentjie wrote:
Wales and SA really are the scholars and gentlemen of the game


Well someone had to say it. :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:48 pm 
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Whoah!! Australia’s ever citizen - Dr Weary Dunlop.
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Also for Australia:
- John Roe
- Tom Robertson (half way through degree)


A more expanded Wallaby list ... ( I only really looked through the captains, too much work otherwise) ...

<edit: added a few more>

Herbert "Paddy" Moran
Billy Sheehan
Otto Nothling
Duncan Fowles
Phil Hardcastle
John Solomon
Dick Tooth - Orthopedic sugeon
Edward "Weary" Dunlop
Ken Donald
Charles "Chilla" Wilson
Bill Campbell - Vascular surgeon
Mark Loane - Opthalmological surgeon
John Roe - Orthopedic sugeon
Brett Robinson

Wallaby tourists (no test cap)
Saxon White - Cardiologist
Greg Burrow (Grand slam and NZ tours, no Tests) - Orthopedic sugeon
Anthony Parker - Cochlear Implant Surgery

Other big-noting "college boys":
Tom Lawton Sr, Johnnie Wallace, Roger Davis,Tom Baxter, Benny A - Rhodes scholars
Vayro Wilson - Carnegie fellowship
Tom Robertson - med student
Liam Wright - med student

+ some dentists who don't count


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not may (any) polynesians or islanders...


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Plato'sCave wrote:
Lemoentjie wrote:
Wales and SA really are the scholars and gentlemen of the game


Well someone had to say it. :thumbup:


I am using this thread to map where not to get sick


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Is Manuel Contepomi not also a Dr.? I know its the family business and a few of the other siblings are as well so he'd probably be the odd one out if he's not.


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There should be a long list of Strayan practitioners given how riven the game here is by the private school bellends.

I might be mistaken here, but isn't Timmy Horan a neurosurgeon?


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I remember the good old days of amateur rugby where the match programme gave the players club and profession


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PornDog wrote:
Is Manuel Contepomi not also a Dr.? I know its the family business and a few of the other siblings are as well so he'd probably be the odd one out if he's not.

Felipe surely is


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jdogscoop wrote:
There should be a long list of Strayan practitioners given how riven the game here is by the private school bellends.

I might be mistaken here, but isn't Timmy Horan a neurosurgeon?


Nope!!


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Chris Gray the Scottish lock and Nottingham dentist


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The Hospitals Cup (founded 1874) used to be a major part of the rugby scene in London, but it is now a much reduced competition as the medical students no longer have the time.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Hospitals_Cup


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CrazyIslander wrote:
For Australia, the bloke that used to be chairman played a few tests for Wallabies in the 90s. His son played for USA. Can't remember his name though.

John Coolican, 80s not 90s. Orthodontist


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Gwenno wrote:
EverReady wrote:
Does Doctor mean something else in Wales?

Dentists now have the title Doctor.

Fuxk this shit


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OB.. wrote:
The Hospitals Cup (founded 1874) used to be a major part of the rugby scene in London, but it is now a much reduced competition as the medical students no longer have the time.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Hospitals_Cup


Still quite prestigious in Dublin. A lot of the consultants are rugby mad and put the pressure on the students to tog out. Great story about a consultant in St Vincent’s who forced a young doctor to take off his hospitals cup tie because he hadn’t earned it.


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Duff Paddy wrote:
OB.. wrote:
The Hospitals Cup (founded 1874) used to be a major part of the rugby scene in London, but it is now a much reduced competition as the medical students no longer have the time.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Hospitals_Cup


Still quite prestigious in Dublin. A lot of the consultants are rugby mad and put the pressure on the students to tog out. Great story about a consultant in St Vincent’s who forced a young doctor to take off his hospitals cup tie because he hadn’t earned it.

It’s not that great a story, though, is it?

Paddy Johns, fresh from retiring from Ulster, lined out in it one year. A 2nd row for the Mater rucked him on the head in the final; Paddy looked up at him and said “What goes around, comes around.” Supposedly no man in the history of the competition was ever happier to be given a red card moments later.


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It's hard to believe this lantern-jawed 110kg Neanderthal, whose specialty on the field is colliding with other bodies at great velocity, is actually really intelligent.

He's a fluent Welsh speaker as well as being a qualified medical doctor who is studying medical sciences at Queen's College.

I guess he's an "achiever". :thumbup: Impressive.

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