Lloyd Dan Timaru Johansson

  • 3Caps
  • 801Wallaby Number
  • 36Age
PositionCentre
Date Of Birth1 May 1985
Place Of BirthBrisbane
SchoolThe Southport School & Ashwood High School, Melbourne
Other ClubsViadana (ITA), Honda Heat (JAP), Harlequins (Melbourne)
ProvinceQLD
Other ProvinceMelbourne Rebels
Debut Test Match2005 Wallabies v New Zealand, 2nd Test Auckland
Final Test Match2005 Wallabies v England, London

Biography

Born in Melbourne, and with both Tongan and Swedish ancestry, Lloyd Johansson was a big, hard running, powerful centre who holds the rare distinction of scoring a debut Test try with his first touch of the ball.

In 2000, Johansson was spotted playing for the Australian U16s and won a scholarship for his final two years to The Southport School on Queensland’s Gold Coast. From TSS he earned selection for Australian Schools in both 2002 and 2003. After he graduated Johansson joined the Gold Coast Breakers, was invited to the Reds Rugby Academy, and represented Australia at both U19 and U21 levels.

In 2004, Johansson made his debut for Queensland against Scotland and a year later, with just a handful of Super Rugby matches under his belt, Johansson was brought into the Wallaby squad and made his Test debut against New Zealand in Auckland. He finished his only year of international rugby with three Test caps.

Highlights

2000

Represented Australian U16s

2002

Represented Australian Schools against Samoan Schools and New Zealand Schools.

2003

Represented Australian Schools against Tongan Schools, Fijian Schools and New Zealand Schools.

2004

Selected in the Australian squad for the inaugural IRB U19s World Championship in South Africa.

2005

Selected in the Australian squad for the fourth-annual IRB U21 Rugby World Championships in Argentina. Johansson won his first Test cap off the bench when he replaced Clive Rathbone at outside centre in the 2nd Test, 24-34 loss to New Zealand at Eden Park. He then became the 84th Wallaby to score a try on debut when he finished off some smart, short-side play by Mat Rogers and George Smith. Johansson picked up two more caps, both as a replacement, against France and England but was then left on the bench for the final two Spring Tour Tests against Ireland and Wales.

2006

Selected in the Australian squad for the fifth-annual IRB U21 Rugby World Championships in France.

Lloyd Dan Timaru Johansson