|Full name||Alex Cuthbert|
|Date of birth||5 April 1990|
|Place of birth||Gloucester, England|
|Height||198 cm (6 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||104 kg (16 st 5 lb)|
|Current club||Cardiff Blues|
|Sevens National teams**|
|* Professional club appearances and points
counted for domestic first grade only.
** Representative team caps and points correct
as of 1 Dec 2013.
Cuthbert first started playing rugby during his seven years of studying at Newent Community School. He later moved to Hartpury College where he was a member of Hartpury College R.F.C., coached by Allan Lewis. He then moved to study at UWIC, where play for both the college and Cardiff RFC, he was noticed by Wales rugby sevens team coach Paul John. Cuthbert resultantly played for them in the 2009-2010 and the 2010-2011 IRB Sevens World Series, and in the 2010 Commonwealth Games
Cuthbert came to wider attention in 2011 with the Blues. As an attacking threat he underlined his credentials during the region's Heineken Cup campaign - scoring a brace as they secured a quarter-final berth with victory over Racing Metro. Wales' senior management was quick to take notice and he made his debut in their December international against Australia. There he replaced George North in the second-half, but it was the slot vacated by the retired Shane Williams that became his for the opening game of the 2012 Six Nations. At well over six feet he represented a change of style from Williams' dancing feet and low centre of gravity, but his domestic form, pace and finishing prowess stacked up for Warren Gatland.
Cuthbert featured in the starting line-up in all five games of Wales' 2012 Six Nations Championship. He scored the opening try for Wales during their 27-13 victory over Scotland, then scored the second try of Wales' convincing 24-3 win over Italy in the penultimate round of the tournament. He was awarded man of the match for this performance. Cuthbert scored the only try in the final game of Wales' Six Nations campaign of 2012, against France, helping them to win the Grand Slam for the third time in eight seasons.
In the Autumn internationals of 2012 against Argentina, Samoa, New Zealand and Australia; Cuthbert was selected to play in each game. During the Wales vs New Zealand game, the winger scored the second Wales try.
- Davies, Iwan (5 December 2011). "Cuthbert gives fans a glimpse of the future". South Wales Argus. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
- Parfitt, Delme (18 February 2012). "Farmer's son Alex Cuthbert loving life in Wales' Six Nations limelight". WalesOnline. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
- Gareth Roberts (23 February 2012). "Six Nations: England-born Cuthbert seeks Wales glory". BBC Wales. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
- "Warren Gatland gambles on fitness doubts for Australia Test". BBC Sport. 21 November 2011. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
- "Wales 16-9 France". Guardian (London). 17 March 2012. Archived from the original on 4 April 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2012.