Mike James (rugby union)

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Mike James
Full name Mike B. James
Date of birth (1973-07-21) 21 July 1973 (age 41)
Place of birth Vancouver, British Columbia
Height 196 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 110 kg (17 st 5 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1996–2000
2000–2007
USA Perpignan
Stade Français
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1994–2007 Canada 57 (20)
Coaching career
Years Club / team
2008– BC Bears
Rugby union career

Mike B. James (born on 21 July 1973 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) is a former professional Canadian rugby union player. Standing at 196 cm tall and weighing in at 110 kg, James is an imposing figure and is well known for his expertise in the set pieces. He has played for the prestigious French Barbarians, and was featured in the 2005 team that included New Zealand greats Justin Marshall and Kees Meeuws. He last played in France for Stade Français and was part of the Stade teams that won the French Premiership titles in 2003, 2004 and 2007.

He earned 54 caps for Canada, 9 of which have come from World Cup matches. He captained Canada on several occasions, and most recently in the match against France at Nantes. James appeared in 4 World Cups – in 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2007[1] [2]

James retired from playing in 2008 and returned to Vancouver, where he was appointed as head coach of Burnaby Lake Rugby Club. He coached his old club for just over two seasons.

He has since served as coach of the BC Bears.

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