Richard Blaze

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Richard Blaze
Personal information
Full name Richard James Blaze
Date of birth (1985-04-19) 19 April 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight 18 st 9 lb (118 kg)
School(s) attended King’s Norton Boys’ School
Birmingham & Bishop Challoner School
Senior clubs*
Years Club Apps (points)
Worcester Warriors
Leicester Tigers

24 (0)
14 (0)
Representative teams
2007–2009 England Saxons 5 (0)
* Professional club appearances and points
counted for domestic first grade only.

Richard Blaze (born 19 April 1985 in Birmingham, England) is an English former rugby union player, who played Lock for Leicester Tigers.

Blaze represented England at U21 level while at Worcester Warriors,[1] in the summer of 2006, he played in all five games during the Grand Slam.[citation needed] In 2007, he signed for Leicester Tigers .[2]

Blaze represented England Saxons at the 2007 Churchill Cup[3] and 2008 Churchill Cup.[4]

Blaze missed much of the 2008–09 season due to a foot injury, sustained in November against Bath Rugby. A recurrence of the problem saw him also miss much of the 2009–10 season as well, in a disappointing turn of events after having been picked for England's Elite Squad as a replacement for Simon Shaw.[5] Blaze retired on 21 October 2010 after suffering a foot injury.[6]


  1. ^ "England U21 31–12 Scotland U21". BBC. 2006-06-17. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  2. ^ "Leicester sign Blaze and Erinle". BBC. 2007-02-22. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  3. ^ "England Saxons 17–13 NZ Maori". BBC. 2007-06-02. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  4. ^ "USA 10–64 England Saxons". BBC. 2008-06-07. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  5. ^ Wildman, Rob (2009-12-04). "Richard Blaze faces another frustrating year on sideline". London: Mail Online. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 
  6. ^ Sherard, Gary (20 October 2010). "Richard Blaze announces rugby retirement". Leicester Tigers. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 

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