Chris Malone, the experienced fly half, signed a two year contract with London Irish in spring 2009 that will see him playing for the club until the end of the 2010/11 season. Malone hails from the small town of Coolah in New South Wales, Australia. He played for and captained Sydney University as well as winning international honours for Australia at Under 19 and Under 21 levels. He came to England in 2001 and signed for Exeter Chiefs for the 2001/02 season, where he was named Player of the Season after scoring 311 points in 28 games.
He then moved to Bath where he spent five seasons at the Recreation Ground, scoring 610 points before joining Harlequins in 2007.
Despite his Quins career ending with a bad hamstring injury during the club's infamous Heineken Cup quarter-final against Leinster in 2008, Malone was still able to make the short journey down the A316 to Sunbury.
He played 22 times in his first season, notching up 90 points including the Exiles' only try in the epic 11-11 draw with Leinster at Twickenham in the Heineken Cup Pool decider in January 2010.
However it was Malone's kicking that impressed the most as he finished the season with the best kicking accuracy percentage in the Premiership including a run of 17 consecutive successful kicks.
Chris played for the Barbarians against Scotland in 2006 and is the current vice chairman of the Professional Rugby Association.
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|Weight:||91kgs / 14st 5lbs|
|Height:||183cm / 6ft 0ins|
|Date of Birth:||08/01/1978|
|Former Clubs:||Bath Rugby, Bristol Rugby, Exeter Chiefs, Harlequins|
|Representative Honours:||Australia U21|
|Chris's Club Stats:||This Season||Club Total|