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Simon Kerr - Player Profile
11 November 2003, 9:00 pm
Simon Kerr did not play his first game of rugby until he was 20. He grew up in rural New South Wales, and played Australian Rules (AFL) during the formative years of his sporting life.
Simon Kerr did not play his first game of rugby until he was 20, and even then only played his initial couple of seasons socially. He grew up in rural New South Wales, and played Australian Rules (AFL) during the formative years of his sporting life.

"I played a bit of schoolboy stuff - I made my school's first 18, but nothing too high," he said, describing his background in Aussie Rules. "Football, whether it be AFL or rugby, has always been my sport, I was never really bothered with tennis, cricket or sports like that."

Simon was introduced to rugby while studying at Wagga Wagga's Agricultural College.

Munster Player Profile:

Name: Simon Kerr

Star Sign: Capricorn.

Place of Birth: Berrigan NSW Australia

Where and when I first played rugby: Wagga Agricultural College 1989.

Other sport that I play now: Swimming

Other Sports I ve Played: Australian Rules

Best part of being a pro rugby player: Travel and the people you meet.

Worst part of being a pro rugby player: Diet.

Worst job I ever had: Weeding a Freeway.

Biggest influence on rugby career: Dennis Brown.

Rugby player I admire most: Jason Leonard.

Other sportsperson I admire most: Lance Armstrong.

Other than Munster the side I would like to have played for: Australia.

Favourite soccer team: Northern Spirit

One rule change to make rugby more attractive: More points for a try and/or field goal scored by the front row.

What Career would you have chosen other than rugby? Travel Journalist..

Career when rugby career is complete: Landscape Gardening.

Ireland, excepted, your fancy to win the RWC: Australia.

It s the end of the season and you ve been offered a choice of, All expenses paid week-long one-to-one warm weather clinic with Alan Gaffney.

Or

All expenses paid week long one-to-one warm weather clinic with Jeannifer Lopez.

Your decision and why ?:

Neither. I would go on holidays with my wife and daughter.

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