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Rob Horne
Australia
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Full name Robert George Horne
Born August 15, 1989, Greenacre, NSW
Current age 25 years 228 days
Major teams Australia
Position Centre
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 205 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2010-2014 25 17 8 20 4 0 0 0 14 10 1 58.00
Bledisloe Cup 2010-2014 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 10.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2011 3 1 2 5 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 66.66
The Rugby Championship 2010-2014 10 8 2 5 1 0 0 0 3 6 1 35.00

Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Fiji at Canberra, Jun 5, 2010 match details
Last Test England v Australia at Twickenham, Nov 29, 2014 match details
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Profile

A hard-running, pacy outside-centre, Horne graduated quickly through the ranks of Australian rugby, moving from Schoolboys to Sevens level between 2007 and 2008, when he also made his Super 14 debut with the Waratahs. Months later he started the Tahs' final loss to the Crusaders in Christchurch before making a mark with Australia at Under-20 level. In November 2009 he made the full Test squad for the first time, touring Europe, but waited until June 2010 for his debut cap, against Fiji in Canberra. He subsequently started Tests against England, twice, and Ireland as well as Tri-Nations meetings with South Africa and New Zealand. In the second, a big defeat in Melbourne, Horne fractured his elbow and was ruled out of the remainder of the tournament.

Elbow problems continued to trouble him throughout the 2011 Super Rugby season but he still had time to commit to the 'Tahs until the end of the 2013 season. The round three injury against the Crusaders effectively ended his campaign and made he was in a race against time to get back into Wallabies recognition ahead of the World Cup. However, coach Robbie Deans gave him the benefit of the doubt and named him in the 30-man squad for the showpiece tournament.

Horne was used sparingly during the World Cup and tried to kick on during the 2012 Super Rugby tournament. He impressed Deans and started all three of Australia's Tests against Wales scoring in the second and third match.

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Feb 20, 2015
Kurtley Beale celebrates a try with Bernard Foley and Rob Horne
Kurtley Beale celebrates a try with Bernard Foley and Rob Horne
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Feb 6, 2015
Rob Horne dives over the try-line
Rob Horne dives over the try-line
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Oct 23, 2014
Rob Horne receives the try of the year award at the 2014 John Eales Medal night
Rob Horne receives the try of the year award at the 2014 John Eales Medal night
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Oct 4, 2014
Rob Horne is hit hard by Argentina's defence
Rob Horne is hit hard by Argentina's defence
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