Peter James Kimlin

  • 2Caps
  • 833Wallaby Number
  • 36Age
PositionFlanker
Date Of Birth10 July 1985
Place Of BirthCanberra
SchoolCanberra Grammar School
Other ClubsEastern Suburbs (Sydney), Northern Suburbs (Sydney), Exeter (ENG), Grenoble (FRA), Toyota Shokki Shuttles (JAP)
ProvinceACT
Debut Test Match2009 Wallabies v Italy, 1st Test Canberra
Final Test Match2009 Wallabies v Italy, 2nd Test Melbourne

Biography

Born and bred in Canberra, Peter Kimlin was a graduate of Canberra Grammar School who worked his way through the domestic rugby system before he achieved national honours. A schools and then aged representative, Kimlin was signed by the Brumbies Academy in 2007, a year in which he made his Super 14 debut.

In 2008, and despite the presence of incumbent tight forwards Mark Chisholm, Al Campbell and Adam Wallace-Harrison he managed to play in every Brumbies’ match and was rewarded with Australia ‘A’ selection for the Pacific Nations’ Cup tournament. The powerful lock cum flanker was then chosen for the Wallabies' end-of-year Spring Tour and while he did not appear in any of the internationals he became a Wallaby in the uncapped match against the Barbarians. A year later Kimlin made his Test debut against the touring Italians in Canberra. Unfortunately his international career was cut short due to several debilitating injuries.

Highlights

2004

Represented Australia at the inaugural IRB under-19s World Championship in South Africa.

2009

Kimlin won his first Test cap off the bench when he replaced Dean Mumm at blindside flanker in the 31-8, 1st Test win over Italy in Canberra. His second and final Test cap was also his first in a run-on XV when he wore No. 6 in the 2nd Test, 34-12 victory over Italy in Melbourne.

Peter James Kimlin