Returning to his home state of NSW, 13-Super Rugby capped lock, Dave McDuling is set to boost the Tahs’ second row stocks after signing for the team for the 2017 season
Born in Sydney, McDuling is a product of one of the city’s rugby nurseries, St Ignatius College, Riverview and has had a wealth of rugby experience across the world in Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.
He made the journey back from New Zealand last year after contributing to Canterbury’s 2016 Mitre 10 Cup Championship win, scoring two tries in his nine appearances for the side.
McDuling was a member of the Australian Schoolboys team in 2007 and the Australian Under 20s in 2009 before he moved to Queensland where he began his professional rugby career.
The 27-year-old lock earned 12 Super Rugby caps with the Queensland Reds, after being named in their side for the 2012 season.
McDuling made his Super Rugby debut in 2014, the same year he played for inaugural Buildcorp NRC champions, Brisbane City, where he captained the side in their Grand Final success.
He then left the Reds to join the Sharks in South Africa, where he played in both the Currie Cup and Super Rugby during the 2015 and 2016 seasons. He has since been playing in New Zealand with 2016 Mitre 10 Cup Champions, Canterbury.
Last updated: 9/01/2017