Dan Scarbrough

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Dan Scarbrough
Full name Daniel Scarbrough
Date of birth (1978-02-16) 16 February 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth Bingley, Yorkshire, England
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 90 kg (14 st 2 lb) [1]
Rugby union career
Current status
Current team Racing Métro
Playing career
Position Wing / Full-back
Youth clubs
Years Club / team    
  Bradford Salem, Broughton Park
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)

2001 ‐ 04
2004 ‐ 08
2008 ‐ 11
2011 ‐ 13
Wakefield RFC
Leeds Tykes
Racing Métro
Lille MR


National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2003 ‐ 07 England 2 (5)

Dan Scarbrough (born 16 February 1978) is a former rugby union player who played on the wing or full back for Leeds Tykes, Saracens, Racing Métro and England.

He was National Division One leading try scorer with Wakefield for two seasons from 1999/2000 for whom he scored 17 tries from 46 starts and 2 as replacement before moving to Leeds Tykes where he continued his try scoring exploits, finishing second in the 2001/2002 list of Zurich Premiership scorers.

It earned him a place in the final two England A matches of 2002 and he played in all four A games during 2003. Equally at home at wing or full back and instantly recognisable by his blond hair, he played in the first Churchill Cup and won his first full cap in the 43–9 win over Wales last August.

He just missed out on a place in the 2003 World Cup squad, but he played in his second successive Churchill Cup in June as part of the England side which lost out in the final to New Zealand Māori.

Scarbrough won his first full cap for England in August 2003 with a 43–9 win over the Welsh, in the World Cup warm-up match. He has also been capped for England in the Sevens, most notably winning the Hong Kong Sevens Tournament with England in 2004.

He moved from Leeds Tykes to Saracens in 2004. He made his debut against Wasps in 4/9/04.

Scarbrough was blighted by injuries after his first cap but flew out to South Africa, pre world cup 2007, from England Saxons' Barclays Churchill Cup squad after David Strettle went down with a virus. The Saracens flier ended up on the wing at Loftus Versfeld and ended up scoring England's only try in the 55–22 defeat. He also infamously put a huge tackle on Percy Montgomery during that game.

Joining Saracens from Leeds Tykes in 2004, Scarbrough established himself as a potent attacking weapon, leading the try scoring for the 2005/06 season.

A series of injuries reduced his first team appearances to just eight in that first season, but he played 40 times for the Men In Black the next season at both wing and full back and was beginning to show the form that made him one of Leeds Tykes most prolific try scorers.

At the end of December 2008, following a long term knee injury, it was announced that he had left the club by mutual consent.[2] And signed for the big hitting and spending French side Racing Métro. After the 3 good years in the Top 14 Scarbrough began playing and coaching at Lille Metropole Rugby Club in 2012 in their bid for promotion to the French Pro d2.


  1. ^ "FrenchRugbyClub Racing-Métro 92 squad". FrenchRugbyClub.com. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Club announcement

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