Alasdair Strokosch

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Alasdair Strokosch
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Birth nameAlasdair Karl Strokosch
Date of birth (1983-02-21) 21 February 1983 (age 36)
Place of birthPaisley, Scotland
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight110 kg (17 st 5 lb; 243 lb) [1]
SchoolClaremont High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002–2004 Boroughmuir ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004–2007
2007–2012
2012–2018
Edinburgh Rugby
Gloucester Rugby
USA Perpignan
50
112
117
(20)
(10)
(55)
Correct as of 25 June 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006–2015 Scotland 47 (10)
Correct as of 17 Apr 2016

Alasdair Strokosch (born 21 February 1983, Paisley, Scotland) is a retired Scottish rugby union footballer who last played in the Pro D2 for USA Perpignan. He previously played for Gloucester in the Aviva Premiership and Edinburgh in the Pro12. He played as a flanker.[2]

Strokosch started his professional career with Edinburgh Rugby. Before his first professional contract he played with Boroughmuir and East Kilbride rugby clubs.

Strokosch has represented Scotland in various competitions with the 'Sevens' and 'A' teams, his first full international cap for the Senior Scotland squad being on 25 November 2006 against Australia.

Strokosch is a member of the Scottish Institute of Sport. At the age of 12 became a black belt in karate, later representing Scotland at the European and world Under-21 karate championships.[3] His father is German and his mother Scottish.[3]

He was selected in the Scotland squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.[4] He announced his retirement from international rugby on 5 November 2015.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USAP". Fr.usap.fr. Archived from the original on 7 April 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Rugby - Fiche joueur Strokosch Alasdair - Statistiques en club". Itsrugby.fr. 21 February 1983. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  3. ^ a b Mike Averis (7 March 2008). "Six nations: Exile Strokosch helps stoke Scotland's forward fire | Sport". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  4. ^ "Rugby World Cup 2015: Scotland select Strauss & omit Cowan". BBC Sport. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Strokosch retires from international rugby". Scottish Rugby. 5 November 2015. Retrieved 17 April 2016.

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