Chris Horsman

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Chris Horsman
Birth nameChristopher Leslie Horsman
Date of birth (1977-02-02) 2 February 1977 (age 42)
Place of birthNewport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, England
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight17 st 7 lb (111 kg)
SchoolSheldon school
Rugby union career
Position(s) Tighthead prop
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Celtic Warriors


Correct as of 19:48, 3 February 2011 (UTC)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005-2007 Wales 14 (5)
Correct as of 19:45, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Chris Horsman (born 2 February 1977 in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, England) is a former Wales international rugby union player.

Club career[edit]

Horsman attended Sheldon School in Chippenham, Wiltshire and represented England at youth international level.[1]

Horsman started his club career at Bath in 1997 before joining Bridgend in 2002. With the advent of regional rugby in Wales, Horsman was called up to the Celtic Warriors regional side, but when the club was disbanded due to financial difficulties in 2004 he was forced to seek another club.

Horsman signed for Worcester in July 2004 and established himself as one of the best props in the English game. He signed a contract extension at the beginning of 2006 to keep him at Sixways until the summer of 2010 but in July 2009 he announced his retirement after a series of injuries. He later announced his intentions to begin training as a referee.[2]

Horsman was appointed head coach of the RGC 1404 North Wales senior side

International career[edit]

He was offered a place in the England national rugby union team, but two separate bouts with cancer prevented him from playing for England. However, he later chose play for Wales as he qualified through the three year international residency rule.

Horsman made his full Welsh debut on 11 November 2005 against Fiji at the Millennium Stadium. He scored his first and only try against England at The Millennium Stadium on 17 March 2007 and he was selected for the Wales squad for the 2007 Rugby World Cup. He attained 14 international caps for Wales in total

Personal life[edit]

In 1997, Horsman was diagnosed with testicular cancer, which was successfully treated at the Royal Marsden hospital in Sutton, London; only for him to later succumb to a strain of lymphatic cancer.[3] Yhis second occurrence of cancer was also treated and Horsman returned to rugby.[4]


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