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Neil Briggs

Neil Briggs
Date of birth (1985-06-01) 1 June 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Germany
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 96 kg (15 st 2 lb) [1]
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Hooker, Flanker
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2004–2005
2005–2011
2011-2012
2012-2013
2013-
Rotherham
Sale Sharks
Bourgoin
London Welsh
Leicester Tigers

103

(30)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2009– England Saxons

Neil Briggs (born 1 June 1985 in Germany) is a rugby union player for London Welsh in the Aviva Premiership.

Briggs plays as a Hooker, but he can also play as a Flanker.

Briggs started his career at Rotherham Titans before moving to Sale Sharks where he notched up 104 appearances from 2005 to 2011.[2] In October 2011 he left Sale to join French club Bourgoin for the remainder of the 2011-2012 season[3] before returning to the Aviva Premiership with London Welsh in 2012.[2]

Briggs made his debut for the England Saxons against the Argentina Jaguars at the 2009 Churchill Cup.[4]

After James Gaskell was injured in October 2010, Briggs was appointed Sale's captain for the remainder of the season.[5] In turn, Briggs too succumbed to injury a month into his tenure as captain. The shoulder injury – which was sustained in a practise session when Briggs was tackled by Neil McMillan – sidelined him for up to three months.[6]

For the 2013-2014 season Briggs is reported to have been signed by Leicester Tigers.[7]

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External links

  • Sale Sharks profile

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