Rod Snow

Rod Snow
Full name Gerald Arthur Rod Snow
Date of birth (1970-05-01) 1 May 1970
Place of birth Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 18 st 3 lb (116 kg)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop / Hooker
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Newport RFC
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1995-2007 Canada 62 (40)

Gerald Arthur Rod Snow is a Canadian former professional rugby union prop.

Snow began his senior club rugby with the Newfoundland amateur club team Dogs RFC. He went on to play professionally in South Africa for Eastern Province in 1995, before joining Newport RFC in 1996, the club he remained with until the 2002-03 season. However, he made two more appearances as a replacement in 2004 and 2005 making a total number of 190 appearances. He joined Newport Gwent Dragons for the 2003-04 season.

Snow has earned 62 caps for Canada from May 1995 to September 2007. He also played for Barbarian F.C. in 1996 against Wales, a match which they lost 10-31.

Snow returned to his home province in 2005, playing for the Newfoundland Rock in their national-championship-winning season, and taking a position as the project manager for the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Centre, a new development that will upgrade the current Swilers RFC complex into a multi-sport provincial training centre.

Rod accepted an invitation from Canadian coach Rick Suggitt to return to Canada's national team for the 2006 Churchill Cup. Following this tournament, Rob helped his Newfoundland Rock team to a second Rugby Canada Super League Championship in August 2006. The season was not finished, however, as Rod also scored the winning try over the United States Eagles in the Rugby World Cup Qualifying match played in his home town of St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.

In 2012 he retired from all levels of rugby.[1]


  1. John Browne (26 August 2012). "A warrior walks away". Retrieved 20 April 2015.
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