Derrick Lee (rugby union)

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Derrick Lee
Full name Derrick James Le
Date of birth (1973-10-01) 1 October 1973 (age 41)
Place of birth Ayr, Scotland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 81 kg (12 st 11 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fullback
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1998-1999
2000-2005
London Scottish
Edinburgh Rugby
7
38
(0)
(98)
correct as of 18 December 2012.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1998–2004 Scotland 12 (34)
correct as of 18 December 2012.

Derrick Lee is a retired Scottish rugby union player who was born on the 1st of October 1973 and played for Watsonians, London Scottish and Edinburgh Rugby. Noted for his line breaking ability and reliabity under the high ball. An instinctive understanding of timing and angles resulted in him being at one point the top try-scorer of all time in the Celtic League although that record has since been broken.

He took his international debut against Ireland at Lansdowne Road on February 7, 1998. He earnt 12 caps[1] in total scoring 34 points with 1 try, 4 conversions and 7 penalties. He won his final cap also against Ireland at Lansdowne Road on March 27, 2004. He would have possibly won more caps had it not been for a run of injuries.

He announced his retirement from professional rugby in April 2005 due to persistent knee problems.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Edinburgh full-back Lee retires". BBC News. 7 April 2005. Retrieved 23 December 2012.