- 31 Age
- 105kg Weight
- 191cm Height
Angus Cottrell is a strong flanker, who has established himself as a highly respected member of the Melbourne Rebels' playing squad.
Originally a Rugby League player, Cottrell made the conversion to Union after being spotted by the Western Force playing for the Brisbane Bulldogs in the NRL in 2012. Cottrell is no stranger to union however, with father, Nev' previously captaining the Wallabies at hooker in two tests against the British and Irish Lions.
Following 57 appearances for the Western Force, Cottrell signed with the Melbourne Rebels squad for the 2018 Super Rugby season.
Cottrell made his Super Rugby debut in Round 1 of the 2012 Super Rugby season against the Brumbies, where he'd go on to make seven appearances in total, including four starts at blind-side flanker.
The young forward would improve on his debut season by adding nine appearances in 2013. Cottrell started in every game he was selected for, bar one match, with a highlight being his selection at No.8 for the Force's Round 17 match against the Waratahs. Cottrell also scored his first Super Rugby try, crossing over the line against the Bulls in Round 3.
As per his previous two years in Super Rugby, Cottrell would play more games than he did in his last season, managing 13 appearances and a try for the Force.
Cottrell would again cement himself as a prominent part of the Force's forward pack by registering 14 appearances, while also recording his highest season try tally of his career, scoring two five-pointes in Round's 1 and 11 respectively.
Cottrell would repeat his 2015 games tally, registering 14 more appearances, taking his career tally to 57 appearances.
The flanker reached his 50th Super Rugby appearance in Round 7 against the Crusaders.
Cottrell did not register an appearance due to a serious knee injury sustained in preseason.
Cottrell made 14 appearances for the Rebels in his debut season with the side and was appointed the Melbourne Rising captain for 2018 in the NRC. After consistent performances for the Rebels and the Rising, Cottrell was called up to the Wallabies squad ahead of the final two rounds of The Rugby Championship, however, he was unable to secure an international debut.
2019 proved to be another consistent year for Cottrell, who represented the Rebels 14 times, averaging 62 minutes a game, registering one try against the Sunwolves in Round 15.
Cottrell was then selected in the Barbarians squad for the side's Autumn tour against Brazil, Fiji and Wales.