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Matt Dunning
Australia
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Full name Matthew John Dunning
Born December 19, 1978, Calgary
Current age 35 years 305 days
Major teams Australia A, Force, Waratahs, Australia
Position Prop
Height 6 ft 0 in
Weight 264 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2003-2009 45 20 25 0 0 0 0 0 28 17 0 62.22
Bledisloe Cup 2004-2008 8 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 0 37.50
IRB Rugby World Cup 2003-2007 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 66.66
The Rugby Championship 2004-2008 16 7 9 0 0 0 0 0 7 9 0 43.75

Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Namibia at Adelaide, Oct 25, 2003 match details
Last Test Wales v Australia at Millennium Stadium, Nov 28, 2009 match details
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Dunning has been a relative mainstay in the Wallabies front row since making his debut in the record 142-0 thrashing of Namibia in the 2003 World Cup.

The prop has also featured in the NSW Waratahs team for the best part of a decade, amassing a huge total of Super Rugby appearances in the process.

A player with Sydney's Eastwood in club rugby, Dunning is well known for his infamous accidental drop-goal while playing for the Waratahs in 2003.

With the Waratahs needing a try to earn a bonus point that would take them to the finals, Dunning kicked for goal knowing a miss would make the referee blow for a penalty that he was currently playing advantage for. Not knowing his own skill, Dunning landed the three-pointer, denying his team the opportunity to go for a try and costing them a finals berth.

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Dec 3, 2008
Matt Dunning winces in agony after snapping his Achilles tendon
Matt Dunning winces in agony after snapping his Achilles tendon
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Nov 16, 2008
The Wallabies' front row
The Wallabies' front row
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Nov 10, 2008
Matt Dunning, the Australian prop
Matt Dunning, the Australian prop
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Nov 7, 2008
Matt Dunning looks on during Wallabies' training in Italy
Matt Dunning looks on during Wallabies' training in Italy
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