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Brent Cockbain (born 15 November 1974 in New South Wales) is a Welsh rugby union player who has won 20 caps for Wales as a lock. A blonde haired, very skilled worker with a 70s look. ... Capital Sydney Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Professor Marie Bashir Premier Morris Iemma (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 50  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $305,437 (1st)  - Product per capita  $45,153/person (4th) Population (End of March 2006)  - Population  6,817,100 (1st)  - Density  8. ... A rugby union scrum. ... First international England 30 - 0 Wales (19 February 1881) Largest win Japan 0 - 98 Wales (26 November 2004) Worst defeat South Africa 96 - 13 Wales (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team (also referred to as the...


Cockbain (height 6 feet 8 inches / 2.03 m, weight 18 stone 5 lb / 117 kg) played club rugby for London Irish, then came to Wales in 1999 to join Pontypridd. With the advent of the regional sides in 2003, he played for the Celtic Warriors, then when the Warriors were broken up signed for the Ospreys in 2004. Official website www. ... Pontypridd Rugby Football Club are a rugby union team from Wales, playing in the Welsh Premier Division. ... The Celtic Warriors were a regional Rugby Union team from Wales, playing in the Celtic League and European Rugby Cup/European Rugby Shield. ... Official website www. ...


He represented Australia at Under 19 and Under 21 level, but qualified for Wales under the residency rule and made his debut against Romania at Wrexham on 27 August 2003, a match which Wales won 54-8. This match also saw Mike Ruddock take charge of the side for the first time, albeit only for the one game. He went on to start in four of Wales' matches in the 2003 Rugby World Cup. , Wrexham (Welsh: Wrecsam) is a large (former industrial) town, conurbation and principal area of Wales lying in north-eastern part of the country. ... Mike Ruddock, OBE (born 5 September 1959 in Blaina) was the coach of the Welsh national rugby union team from 2004 until February 2006. ... The 2003 Rugby World Cup was the fifth rugby union world cup. ...


In the 2004-05 season he helped the Ospreys win the Celtic League and Wales win the Grand Slam, scoring his first international try against Italy . Although he doesn't score many tries, he is widely regarded by commentators and fans alike as one of the best ball carriers of the Wales outfit. He was flown out to join the 2005 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand as a late replacement after Danny Grewcock had been banned for biting. Earlier in the season he had been hit by personal tragedy when his 13 month old son, Toby, died of a brain tumour. Brent and his wife Kate set up the Toby Lloyd Cockbain Foundation to raise money for charity. The Celtic League, currently known as the Magners League for sponsorship reasons, is an annual rugby union competition involving regional sides from Ireland, Scotland and Wales. ... A Grand Slam can be completed in two ways in rugby union. ... A commentator is an individual who comments on sports, politics, current events, or public issues; synonyms include pundit. ... The 2005 Lions tour logo In 2005 the British and Irish Lions Rugby union team toured New Zealand for the first time since 1993, suffering a 3-0 whitewash at the hands of the New Zealand All Blacks. ... Danny Grewcock (born November 7, 1972) is an English rugby union footballer. ...


Brent has recently returned from injury to club rugby with the Ospreys, but missed Wales' 2006 Autumn Internationals due to a suspension.


His brother, Matt Cockbain has played international rugby for Australia. Matt Cockbain (born 19 September 1972) is an Australian rugby union footballer. ...


Brent and his wife Kate seperated at the beginning on 2007 and Brent and his new girlfriend are seeking pastures anew with a move to a new club.


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Brent Cockbain: Information from Answers.com (460 words)
Brent Cockbain (born 15 November 1974 in New South Wales) is a Welsh rugby union player who has won 20 caps for Wales as a lock.
Cockbain (height 6 feet 8 inches, weight 18 stone 5 lb) played club rugby for London Irish, then came to Wales in 1999 to join Pontypridd.
Brent and his wife Kate set up the Toby Lloyd Cockbain Foundation to raise money for charity.
Cockbain is ready for big battle (533 words)
BRENT Cockbain has never experienced the occasion of a Wales-England international in Cardiff - but he's got a pretty good idea of what it's going to be like and he's prepared for a battle royal.
Cockbain was born and brought up in Australia, but though he's been in Wales for a few years he can't wait to taste an England match in Cardiff.
Cockbain is likely to be partnered again by Gareth Llewellyn, set to win his 93rd cap and a survivor of the last Welsh team to defeat England in Cardiff in 1993.
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