David Doherty

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David Doherty
Full name David Doherty
Date of birth (1987-01-28) 28 January 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Leeds, Yorkshire, England, UK
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 13 st 0 lb (83 kg)
School Mount St Mary's School
Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback / Wing
Current team Yorkshire Carnegie
Youth Career
  Churwell JARLFC
Drighlington ARLFC
West Leeds RUFC
Leeds Rhinos
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Yorkshire Carnegie
Sale Sharks
Cornish Pirates
Yorkshire Carnegie
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
  England U16s
Great Britain U18s (rugby league)
England U18s
England U20s
National team(s)
Years Team Comps
  England Sevens

David Doherty (born 28 January 1987 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England) is a rugby union player for the Leeds Carnegie in the RFU Championship. Doherty plays at fullback or on the wing and he can also operate in the centre's.

He joined Wasps after Leeds Tykes were relegated from the 2005-06 Guinness Premiership. He is a former rugby league junior with the Leeds Rhinos, but decided to pursue a career in the 15 a-side code.[1]

In May 2008, it was announced that Doherty would be joining Sale Sharks on a two-year contract.[2] His contract was not renewed by Sale and in June 2010 he was released. In October 2010, it was announced that he had signed for National League Two South team Jersey.[3] Doherty made the perfect start to his Jersey career, scoring a try on his debut.[4]

On 21 April 2011, it was announced that Doherty would be joining RFU Championship side the Cornish Pirates at the end of the 2010-11 RFU Championship. He finished the season as top try scorer for the Pirates with 14 in 24 Championship appearances and in 2012–13 will play for Yorkshire Carnegie.[5]


  1. ^ "Teenager Doherty signs for Wasps". BBC. 5 June 2006. Retrieved 13 January 2008. 
  2. ^ "Sharks sign Wasps winger Doherty". BBC News. 14 May 2008. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Jersey sign David Doherty and James Copsey". BBC News. 22 October 2010. Retrieved 28 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Jersey 32–18 Ealing Trailfinders". BBC News. 23 October 2010. Retrieved 28 October 2010. 
  5. ^ Walrond, Nigel (3 June 2012). "Dave surveys 'superb year'". The Independent (Plymouth). p. 50. 

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