James Slipper

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James Slipper
Full name James A. Slipper
Nickname Slips[2]
Date of birth (1989-06-06) 6 June 1989 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 117 kg (258 lb; 18 st 6 lb)
School The Southport School[1]
Occupation(s) Professional rugby union player
Rugby union career
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014− Queensland Country 1 ((0))
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010– Reds[1] 91[1] ((25))
Current local club Gold Coast Breakers[1]
Correct as of 21 July 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Australia Schoolboys[3]
Correct as of 26 November 2016

James Slipper (born 6 June 1989 in Gold Coast, Queensland) is an Australian rugby union player who plays at prop. Slipper currently captains the Queensland Reds, making his debut during the 2010 Super 14 season. In June 2010 Slipper came on as a substitute in Australia's victory over England, earning his first international cap.[4]


Slipper played his junior rugby for Bond Pirates, making him the second Wallaby to be produced by the club, after former Wallabies, Reds and Force hooker, Tai McIsaac.

Slipper was voted the 2009 Australian Under-20 Player of the Year on the basis of his performances at the Junior World Cup in Japan.[citation needed]

2010 Season[edit]

In February 2010, Slipper made his Super Rugby debut against the New South Wales Waratahs at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.[citation needed]

Slipper was named in the squad for the Australia A national rugby union team's two matches against England in June 2010.[citation needed]

On 12 June 2010, Slipper made his debut for the Australia national rugby union team against England at Perth. He is the 843rd player in history to represent Australia. He quickly became a regular for the national team, playing in all six of Australia's matches in the 2010 Tri Nations Series. Slipper featured in 13 of the Wallabies 14 Tests during 2010.[citation needed]

2011 Season[edit]

Slipper was chosen in Australia's 30-man squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. He played in all of Australia's games during the tournament.[citation needed]

2015 Season[edit]

On 16 January 2015, Slipper was appointed the new captain of the Queensland Reds, replacing James Horwill, who would be leaving the Reds at the end of the Super Rugby season to join English Premiership side Harlequin F.C..[5][6][7][8][9]

On 5 September 2015, he captained the Wallabies to a 47–10 victory over the United States at Soldier Field in Chicago, as part of their preparations for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.


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