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Wallace And Thorn Among Provinces’ Squad Additions

Wallace And Thorn Among Provinces’ Squad Additions

As anticipation grows in advance of the Heineken Cup quarter-finals, a Rugby World Cup winner and a two-time Heineken Cup winner are among a number of high profile players who have been nominated for registration for the knockout stages of the tournament.

Brad Thorn, who was a member of the victorious New Zealand 2011 Rugby World Cup squad, has been nominated by reigning Heineken Cup champions Leinster.

David Wallace, a Heineken Cup winner with Munster in 2006 and 2008, returns from injury to bolster his native province’s quest for a third title in European club rugby’s elite tournament.

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Under ERC tournament rules, teams that have qualified for the knockout stages of the Heineken Cup can nominate up to three players for registration to supplement their initial 38-player European squads.

The registrations of players who have been nominated by sides today are subject to confirmation by the relevant Unions and by ERC.

ERC can confirm that the following have been nominated by their teams as registered players for the knockout stages of the 2011/12 Heineken Cup tournament.


Player – Macauley COOK

Date of Birth: 31/12/1991
Position: Lock
Height: 1.93m / 6’4″
Weight: 112kg / 17st 8lbs

Player – Kristian DACEY

Date of Birth: 25/07/1989
Position: Hooker
Height: 1.87m / 6’2″
Weight: 108kg / 17st 0lbs

Player – James DOWN

Date of Birth: 29/08/1987
Position: Lock
Height: 2.01m / 6’7″
Weight: 109kg / 17st 2lbs


Player – Douglas FIFE

Date of Birth: 08/08/1990
Position: Centre
Height: 1.82m / 6’0″
Weight: 90kg / 14st 2lbs

Player – Leonardo Ulises GAMBOA

Date of Birth: 03/10/1975
Position: Prop
Height: 1.80m / 5’11”
Weight: 115kg / 18st 1lb

Player – Robert McALPINE

Date of Birth: 26/03/1991
Position: Lock
Height: 2.01m / 6’7″
Weight: 108kg / 17st 0lbs


Player – Mark FLANAGAN

Date of Birth: 02/10/1989
Position: Lock
Height: 2.01m / 6’7″
Weight: 108kg / 17st 0lbs

Player – Tom SEXTON

Date of Birth: 10/12/1989
Position: Hooker
Height: 1.79m / 5’10”
Weight: 99kg / 15st 8lbs

Player – Brad THORN

Date of Birth: 03/02/1975
Position: Lock
Height: 1.96m / 6’5″
Weight: 118kg / 18st 8lbs
International Record: New Zealand


Player – Peter BORLASE

Date of Birth: 22/05/1985
Position: Prop
Height: 1.92m / 6’4″
Weight: 119kg / 18st 5lbs

Player – Luke O’DEA

Date of Birth: 18/07/1985
Position: Wing
Height: 1.77m / 5’10”
Weight: 84kg / 13st 3lbs

Player – David WALLACE

Date of Birth: 8/07/1976
Position: Back row
Height: 1.88m / 6’2″
Weight: 103kg / 16st 3lbs
International Record: Ireland


Player – Nicholas AUTERAC

Date of Birth: 12/11/1992
Position: Prop
Height: 1.82m / 6’0″
Weight: 116kg / 18st 3lbs

Player – Michael TAGICAKIBAU

Date of Birth: 09/05/1985
Position: Wing
Height: 1.82m / 6’2″
Weight: 90kg / 14st 2lbs
International Record: Fiji

Player – Richard WIGGLESWORTH

Date of Birth: 17/06/1983
Position: Scrum-half
Height: 1.76m / 5’9″
Weight: 83kg / 13st 1lb
International Record: England


Player – Jaba BREGVADZE

Date of Birth: 23/04/1987
Position: Hooker
Height: 1.80m/ 5’11”
Weight: 90 kg / 14st 2lbs
International Record: Georgia


Player – Chris COCHRANE

Date of Birth: 18/12/1988
Position: Wing
Height: 1.85m / 6’1″
Weight: 83kg / 13st 1lb

Player – Iain HENDERSON

Date of Birth: 11/03/1991
Position: No 8
Height: 1.95m / 6’5″
Weight: 112kg / 17st 8lbs