Adam Kleeberger

Adam Kleeberger
Full name Adam Kleeberger
Date of birth (1984-03-02) 2 March 1984
Place of birth Elk Point, Alberta
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 98 kg (216 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Flanker / No.8
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
London Scottish
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Canada U21


Sevens national teams
Years Club / team Comps
Medal record
Men's rugby sevens
Representing  Canada
World Games
2013 Cali Team

Adam Kleeberger (born 2 March 1984) is a Canadian rugby union player. Previously, Kleeberger had played for Canadian clubs University of Victoria and Bayside as well as Rotherham Titans of the RFU Championship.[1] In 2010 he joined Auckland in the ITM Cup. Kleeberger played two matches with Auckland before an injury forced him to return to Canada to join the University of Victoria of the British Columbia Premier League.

Adam made his Canadian national team debut against France in 2005.[2]

On July 8, 2011 it was announced that Kleeberger will represent Canada at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.[3]

In Canada's opening game of the 2011 Rugby World Cup against Tonga, Kleeberger started at blindside flanker and played the full 80 minutes making 24 tackles along the way. Kleeberger was awarded Man of the Match honours for his efforts in the 25-20 victory.[4]

Adam Kleeberger was known for having had an epic beard during the 2011 Rugby World Cup, which was inspired by the substantial growth of fellow Canadian, Andrew Cockell.[5] On October 17, 2011 as part of the Shear the Beard campaign Rick Mercer shaved Kleeberger's beard for two causes; The Christchurch rebuild for New Zealand's hospitality during the tournament and Movember for prostate cancer research.[6][7]

It was announced on 19 December 2011 that Kleeberger will join London Scottish FC until the end of the 2011-12 RFU Championship season.[8]


  1. "Player Profiles / Adam Kleeberger". Archived from the original on September 27, 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-24.
  2. "Players & Officials / Adam Kleeberger". Retrieved 2010-01-24.
  3. Canada names final 30 man squad for Rugby World Cup
  4. "Tenacious Canada defeat Tonga". Retrieved 2011-09-16.
  5. The Associated Press. "Adam Kleeberger's beard gets plenty of attention at the Rugby World Cup". The National Post. Retrieved 7 October 2011.
  6. "Rick Mercer show to clip famous rugby beard". The Victoria News. Retrieved 13 October 2011.
  7. "Kleeberger now clean cut, and raring to go: Rugby star shaves beard for charity before heading to Pan Am Games". Times Colonist. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  8. "Scottish land World Cup star". Retrieved 2011-12-19.

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