Alex Crockett

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Alex Crockett
Personal information
Full name Alex Crockett
Date of birth (1981-11-20) 20 November 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Bath, Somerset, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 88 kg (13 st 12 lb)[1])
School(s) attended Colston's Collegiate
Senior clubs*
Years Club Apps (points)
2001–2009
2010
2010–2012
2012–2014
Bath Rugby
Bristol Rugby
Worcester Warriors
Newcastle Falcons
125 (105)
4 (10)
Representative teams
2002
2006
England U21
England Saxons
* Professional club appearances and points
counted for domestic first grade only.

Alex Crockett (born 20 November 1981 in Bath, Somerset, England) is a former English rugby union player, who played at centre.

Career[edit]

Crockett started his professional career at Bath.

He was called into the England Saxons squad to face Italy A in Ragusa, Sicily on 9 February 2008.[2][3]

He was appointed joint captain (with Michael Lipman) for Bath in the 2008/9 season[4]

Crockett resigned from Bath along with co-captain Michael Lipman, and Andrew Higgins on 1 June 2009[5][6] in controversial circumstances amid allegations of refusing to take drug tests which the players deny. The RFU announced on 17 June that they would face an RFU disciplinary panel charged with "conduct prejudicial to the interests of the game".[7] Crockett received a nine-month ban.

On 4 December 2009, it was announced that Crockett had signed a contract with Bristol Rugby which will last until the end of the 2009/10 season. Crockett joined Bristol for training in January but, due to the ban, was unable to play a competitive game until 1 March 2010.[8]

His first game for his new club came against Nottingham in the British and Irish Cup on 7 March 2010. Bristol won the game with Crockett scoring a try in the first half.[9][10]

Crockett signed for Worcester Warriors on 2 June 2010 on a two-year deal.[11] In 2012, it was announced Crockett would leave Worcester Warriors at the end of the season.

On 23 May 2012, Crockett signed for Newcastle Falcons on a two-year contract from 2012-13 season.[12] On 20 May 2014, Crockett announced his retirement from professional rugby.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby – Worcester Warriors". web page. Premier Rugby. Retrieved 25 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "England Saxons training squad for Italy A". RFU. 4 February 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2008. 
  3. ^ "Guest, Care and Jarvis join Skinner and Brown in England Saxons squad". Quins. 4 February 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2008. 
  4. ^ "Bristol Rugby profile". bristolrugby.co.uk. 
  5. ^ "Bath Rugby Statement". Bath Rugby PLC. 6 January 2009. Retrieved 6 January 2009. [dead link]
  6. ^ "High profile Bath trio quit club". The BBC. 1 June 2009. Archived from the original on 8 June 2009. Retrieved 1 June 2009. 
  7. ^ "Ex Bath quartet to face RFU panel". BBC Sport. 17 June 2009. Archived from the original on 18 June 2009. Retrieved 17 June 2009. 
  8. ^ "Bristol Rugby announce signing of Alex Crockett". bristolrugby.co.uk. 4 December 2009. 
  9. ^ "It's great to be back, says Crockett after superb debut for Bristol Rugby". thisisbristol.co.uk. 8 March 2010. 
  10. ^ "Bristol's hard fought victory extends winning run". bristolrugby.co.uk. 7 March 2010. 
  11. ^ "Warriors snap up centre star Crockett". warriors.co.uk. 2 June 2010. 
  12. ^ "Newcastle Falcons sign Worcester centre Alex Crockett". BBC Sport. 23 May 2012. 
  13. ^ "Newcastle Falcons centre Alex Crockett retires". BBC Sport. 20 May 2014. 

External links[edit]

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