Rhodri McAtee Wing

Rhodri McAtee



Rhodri McAtee - Wing

Seasons 2004/12

When the Pirates signed a young Rhodri McAtee from Worcester in the summer of 2004 just a few weeks short of his twentieth birthday, they had signed not a winger but a scrum half.

Initially he shared those duties with Gavin Cattle and scored a dazzling 50 yard breakaway try at Old Deer Park.

His second season was interrupted by injuries but when Jim McKay tried him at full back he responded with a spectacular hat trick against Doncaster at Kenwyn.

It was not until his third season that he settled down as a winger and a highly unorthodox and exciting one at that.

Rhodri had also shown himself to have a real penchant for Rugby Sevens and played regularly for Wales - finally winning a coveted World Cup winners medal in the shortened game.

Despite niggling injuries he continued to excite supporters with his zig-zag runs and vital tries with his one against Munster in the B&I Final being a case in point.

He also played in the EDF Final at Twickenham in 2007 and appeared in both Championship play-off finals. 

He found it difficult to claim a regular place last season and, to the disappointment of many, has now joined Plymouth Albion.

Rhodri McAtee - Wing/Utility Back

Date of Birth: 2nd August 1984
Nationality: Welsh
Birthplace: Newport
Height: 5' 10" (1.78m)
Weight: 13st (82.6kg)
Position: Wing
Previous Clubs: Camberley, Worcester
Honours: England U18/U19, Wales U21s, Wales 7s, Barbarians
Debut:  Aug 2004 v Cornish All Blacks (F)
Appearances:  144 + 46 Reps

Season Stats

Season Starts Rep Tries Cons Pens Drop Pts
2006/7 26 1 16 0 0 0 80
2007/8 17 10 8 0 0 0 40
2008/9 16 4 7 0 0 0 35
2009/10 20 3 6 0 0 0 30
2010/11 15 6 9 0 0 0 45
2011/12 All 12 6 5 0 0 0 25