Alex Grove

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Alex Grove
Alex Grove 2014 (cropped).jpg
Full name Alexander Grove
Date of birth (1987-11-30) 30 November 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth Solihull, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 95 kg (14 st 13 lb)
School Arnold Lodge School
Rugby School
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006 -
2010
Worcester
Edinburgh (loan)
101
10
(105)
(0)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2009 -
2009 –2010
Scotland A
Scotland
3
3
(0)
(0)

Alex Grove (born 30 November 1987) is a Scottish rugby union player for Worcester Warriors in the Aviva Premiership.

He plays as a centre. Grove previously played for Scotland at under-18, under-19, and under-20 level.[1] He was also part of Scotland A's victorious IRB Nations Cup team in 2009, he received his first call-up to the full Scotland squad for the November internationals. An injury to Ben Cairns ensured that he started the first two games, which were wins over Fiji and Australia.

He attended Arnold Lodge School and Rugby School and was vice captain of the Rugby first XV.

His grandfather is Glasgow-born Ron Wylie, the former Aston Villa and Birmingham City footballer who also managed West Bromwich Albion, through which Alex qualifies for Scotland.[1]

He signed for Edinburgh on a 6-month loan from Worcester for first half of the 2010/11 season in a view to increase his chances of World Cup selection while Worcester were playing in the RFU Championship following relegation the previous season.

Grove returned to Sixways at the start of 2011 and, after clocking up his 50th appearance for Warriors, helped the club achieve its promotion aspirations back to the Aviva Premiership.

Grove once again cemented his place in the Warriors team the following season and made the joint second-most appearances alongside Andy Goode with 26.

He finished the season with three tries, including a crucial one in the 19-9 home victory over Newcastle Falcons, who were eventually relegated and securing the Worcester Warriors participation in the Aviva Premiership for the 2012/13 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Scotland Profile

External links[edit]