David Lyons
Birth nameDavid Lyons
Date of birth (1980-06-15) 15 June 1980 (age 43)
Place of birthOrange, New South Wales, Australia
Height194 cm (6 ft 3½ in)[1][2]
Weight120 kg (18 st 13 lb)
SchoolMolong Central School, Hurlstone Agricultural High School
UniversityThe University of Sydney, International University of Monaco
Rugby union career
Position(s) Number eight, Flanker
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2000–08 Waratahs 105 (35)
2008–11 Scarlets 77 (30)
2011– Stade Français 76 (20)
Correct as of 3 May 2014
International career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1997–98 Australia Schoolboys 5 (20)
2000–08 Australia 46
Correct as of 13 July 2009

David Lyons (born 15 June 1980[3][4]) is a former rugby union player for Stade Français. He plays Number Eight and has also played for the Wallabies.

Playing career

Lyons was born in Orange, New South Wales. From his debut in 2000 he played 83 consecutive games for the Waratahs, a record for an Australia player. In 2004 Lyons was awarded the John Eales medal as Wallabies player of the year.

Lyons signed a 4-year contract with Welsh team the Scarlets for the 2008–09 Magners League season, debuting against Bath Rugby in August 2008. In his first season, he remarkably started in all 30 of the Scarlets' league and cup matches. In July 2009 Lyons became vice-captain of the Scarlets for the 2009–10 Magners League season. He had previously captained the side in two matches at the end of the 2008–09 season[5] However, due to an injury to regular skipper Mark Jones, he led the side for most of the season and eventually took over the captain's armband for the 2010–11 Magners League season. On 15 June 2011, Lyons was released by the Scarlets at the end of his third season with the club. The next day, he signed a contract with Stade Français.[6]

Lyons played for the Barbarians against the Wallabies at the Sydney Football Stadium in June 2009.[7]


  1. ^ "2001 Australian Wallabies squad - British & Irish Lions Tour". rugby.com.au. Australian Rugby Union. Archived from the original on 22 September 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  2. ^ "David LYONS". Archived from the original on 27 October 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  3. ^ "David Lyons". Scarlets. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  4. ^ "David Lyons". ESPN. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  5. ^ www.scarlets.co.uk http://www.scarlets.co.uk/features/NewsDetails.aspx?ID=939. Retrieved 13 July 2009. ((cite web)): Missing or empty |title= (help)[permanent dead link][title missing]
  6. ^ "David Lyons seals Stade Français move from Scarlets". BBC Sport. 16 June 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
  7. ^ "Planet Rugby | Rugby Union Tournaments | Barbarians | Baa-Baas no match for Wallabies". www.planetrugby.com. Archived from the original on 9 June 2009. Retrieved 13 June 2009.[title missing]

Preceded byPhil Waugh John Eales Medal 2004 Succeeded byJeremy Paul