Tony Diprose

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Tony Diprose
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Birth nameTony Diprose
Date of birth (1972-09-22) 22 September 1972 (age 48)
Place of birth Orsett, Essex, England
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight112 kg (17 st 9 lb; 247 lb)
School The Campion School
University Loughborough University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Number eight
Current team retired
Amateur team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
  Loughborough students ()
Senior career
YearsTeamApps(Points)
1991-2001
2001–2006
Saracens
Harlequins
209
86
(190)
(30)
National team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
1997-98
1997
Flag of England.svg  England
British & Irish Lions
10 (5)

Tony Diprose (born 22 September 1972, in Orsett) is a former English rugby union footballer. He played at number 8.

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Diprose attended The Campion School, Hornchurch.

Club career

Diprose signed for Harlequins from Saracens in April 2001 and made his début in the pre-season friendly against Bedford at Goldington Road four months later (18 August 2001). Diprose scored his first try for Quins in the Heineken Cup match away to Munster (5 January 2002) and for his efforts over the 2002/03 campaign, he was named 'Supporters Player of the Season.'

Diprose retired at the end of the 2005/06 season and joined the coaching staff at Harlequins as the Academy Manager. As of January 2020 Tony is the head of sport at Canford School. [1]

International career

In 1995/96, Diprose captained England A to an unbeaten season, just 12 months after being voted the RFU Young Player of the Year.

Diprose has won ten full caps for England and has a reputation of being one of the most talented footballing forwards of his generation. He won his first cap against Argentina in 1997 and scored a try. He was also called up to the 1997 British Lions tour to South Africa as an injury replacement for Scott Quinnell. [2]

In 1998, Diprose captained England against Australia after Matt Dawson was forced to withdraw through injury. [3]

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References

  1. "Academy Coaches". Harlequins F.C. Archived from the original on 14 February 2009. Retrieved 26 February 2009.
  2. "TONY DIPROSE". lionsrugby.com. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  3. "Sport: Rugby Union Young England given little hope". The BBC. 5 June 1998. Retrieved 26 February 2009.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Lawrence Dallaglio
English National Rugby Union Captain
Jun 1998
Succeeded by
Matt Dawson