Graham Kitchener

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Graham Kitchener
Graham Kitchener (cropped).jpg
Date of birth (1989-09-29) 29 September 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Bromley
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 121 kg (19 st 1 lb) [1]
School Adams' Grammar School
University Birmingham University
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)
Worcester Warriors
Leicester Tigers
Correct as of February 2016
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
England Under-20
England Saxons

Graham Kitchener (born 29 September 1989 in Bromley) is an English rugby union player for Leicester Tigers in the Aviva Premiership. He plays as a lock but can also play as a blindside flanker.

He has represented England at Under 16, 18 and Under 20 level, and played a part in the Under 20's 6 nations grand slam in 2008.[2] He was also a crucial member of the 2009 Under 20 squad, reaching the final of the JWC.[3]

Kitchener attended Adams' Grammar School in Newport like fellow professional rugby player Peter Short of Bath Rugby.[4]

A talented all round athlete, he spent 3 years playing football for Wolverhampton Wanderers Academy before deciding to focus on rugby.[citation needed] He was a schoolboy cricketer for Shropshire[citation needed] and was the Midlands Under 17 Shot Put champion,[citation needed] before finishing 6th in the English Schools championships. He combines his commitments as a professional rugby player with a full-time degree at University of Birmingham[citation needed]

A graduate of the academy system at Aviva Premiership club Worcester Warriors, Graham Kitchener left the Warriors to join Leicester Tigers for the 2011-12 season.

He played for the England Saxons through 2011, including their successful Churchill Cup campaign.

Kitchener was selected for the England squad to face the Barbarians in the summer of 2014.[5]


  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby - Gloucester Rugby". web page. Premier Rugby. Archived from the original on 16 June 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "England U-20 43–14 Ireland U-20". RTÉ. 2008-03-14. Retrieved 2009-06-30. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "England lose out to New Zealand in Junior final". RFU. 21 June 2009. Archived from the original on 24 June 2009. Retrieved 30 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "Kitchener Lords it at Sixways". BBC. 2007-11-01. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  5. ^ "Mike Brown: Harlequins full-back one of 21 added by England". BBC Sport. 19 May 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 

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