Boris Stankovich

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Boris Stankovich
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Full name Boris Stankovich
Date of birth (1980-01-09) January 9, 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 115 kg (18 st 2 lb)
School Kelston Boys High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Loosehead prop
Current team Leicester Tigers
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
London Irish
SC Graulhet
SC Albi
Leicester Tigers
NG Dragons
Coventry RFC


National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Teams coached
Years Team
Coventry RFC
Leicester Tigers

Boris Stankovich (born 9 January 1980, in New Zealand), is a rugby union player for Newport Gwent Dragons in the Pro 12 league and his position of choice is as a prop.[1]

While born in New Zealand, Stankovich was capped for England at under-19 and under-21 level.

Early career[edit]

Stankovich was educated at Kelston Boys High School, Auckland and played Rugby for the school's First XV alongside Peter Koloi and Vinnie "Kelston Smashing Machine" McClafferty . He was also Head boy in his final year at school.[2] He began his career playing for London Irish before moving to France where he won promotion with SC Albi to the Top 14 in 2006. Initially he played at hooker before moving to prop.[3]

Leicester Tigers[edit]

He moved to Leicester Tigers in 2007 and made his debut against Bristol in the first match of the 2007/08 season. During his time at Leicester, the club have won three premiership titles and the Anglo-Welsh Cup in 2012.[4]

Stankovich returned to the club as an interim scrum coach for the 2016/2016 season, following the departure of Richard Cockerill from the Director of Rugby role.[5]

Newport Gwent Dragons[edit]

In May 2014 Stankovich joined Newport Gwent Dragons. He was released in 2016.


  1. ^ "Leicester Tigers Senior Squad - Boris Stankovich". web page. Leicester Tigers. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Kelston Boys High School Honours Board (Retrieved 5 May2014)
  3. ^ "Cardiff RFC - Boris Stankovich". web page. Cardiff RFC. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Leicester Tigers Roll of Honour". web page. Leicester Tigers. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Coventry RFC's Boris Stankovich becomes Leicester Tigers' Richard Cockerill scrum stand-in". web page. Coventry Telegraph. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 

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