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James Slipper

James Slipper
Full name James A. Slipper
Date of birth (1989-06-06) 6 June 1989 (age 25)[1]
Place of birth Gold Coast, Australia
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 117 kg (18 st 6 lb)
School The Southport School[1]
Occupation(s) Professional rugby union player
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Bond Pirates[1]
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2010– Reds[1] 51[1] (15)
Current local club Gold Coast Breakers[1]
correct as of 21 July 2013.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2010–
2007[2]
Wallabies
Australia Schoolboys[2]
45 (0)
correct as of 3 November 2013.

James Slipper (born 6 June 1989 in Gold Coast, Queensland) is an Australian rugby union player who plays at prop. Slipper currently represents the Queensland Reds, making his debut during the 2010 Super 14 season. In June 2010 Slipper came on as a substitute in Australia's victory over England, earning his first international cap.[3]

Career

Slipper played his junior rugby for Bond Pirates, making him the second Wallaby to be produced by the club, after former Wallabies, Reds and Force hooker, Tai McIsaac.

Slipper was voted the 2009 Australian Under-20 Player of the Year on the basis of his performances at the Junior World Cup in Japan.

2010 Season

In February 2010, Slipper made his Super Rugby debut against the New South Wales Waratahs at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

Slipper was named in the squad for the Australia A national rugby union team's two matches against England in June 2010.

On 12 June 2010, Slipper made his debut for the Australia national rugby union team against England at Perth. He is the 843rd player in history to represent Australia. He quickly became a regular for the national team, playing in all six of Australia's matches in the 2010 Tri Nations Series. Slipper featured in 13 of the Wallabies 14 Tests during 2010.

2011 Season

Slipper was chosen in Australia's 30-man squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. He played in all of Australia's games during the tournament.

References

External links

  • Queensland Reds profile
  • Scrum profile
  • Reds Player Profile
  • Wallabies Player Profile
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