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Peter Hynes
Name Peter Hynes
Position Wing
Height 180cm
Weight 92cm
Date of Birth 17/07/1982
Super 14 Team Reds 2003-
Super 12/14 Points 65 (13t)
Super 12/14 Caps 55
Test Points 15 (3t)
Test Caps 13
Test Debut 2008 v Ireland, Melbourne
Honours Australian Schoolboys 2000; Australian U21 2002-2003; Australian Sevens 2002; Australia A 2003; Prime Ministers XV 2006; Australian Wallabies 2008-
Senior Tours 2008 Hong Kong & Europe

Diminutive in size, but certainly not in the nature of his ability to impact on a game, 2008 saw PETER HYNES more than make the most of his Wallaby call up after a long wait. A former national age-group representative, Hynes surpassed 50 Super rugby caps for the Reds in 2007, before finally nabbing a Wallaby jersey 12 months later. He did not disappoint the new Wallabies coach Robbie Deans, bagging tries against France (home and away) and New Zealand, while proving one of the team’s most consistent backline performers as he appeared in all of Australia’s domestic Tests and all but one of the Spring Tour internationals. A former 400m sprint champion at school, Hynes fittingly touched down for his maiden Test try at his home ground, Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium. He had earlier been the first member of the Queensland side to score a try at the ground, after the Reds started playing their home matches at the venue in May 2004.

2000   Selected for the Australian Schoolboys squad.

2001   Represented Queensland at U19 Australian Rugby Championships.

2002   The youngest member (at 19) of the Australian U21 iRB World Championship finalists.

2003   Debut for the Reds in Super Rugby. Followed that up by appearing for both the Australian Under-21 side and also Australia A.

2004   Scored first ever Reds try in Super Rugby at Suncorp Stadium in May.

2006   Selected for Prime Minister’s XV playing against Japan in Tokyo.

2007   Notched up his 50th game for the Reds in Super 14, showing versatility by playing at wing, inside centre and flyhalf; member of the Ballymore Tornadoes in the Australian Rugby Championships.

2008   Selected in the Wallabies for the first time. The only back other than flyhalf Matt Giteau to start in all nine domestic Tests. He then appeared in four of the five Tests on the Spring Tour.

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