Luke Narraway

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Luke Narraway
Luke Narraway - USAP vs Agen - 30 novembre 2012.JPG
Birth nameLuke James Narraway
Date of birth (1983-09-07) 7 September 1983 (age 35)
Place of birthWorcester, England
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight106 kg (16 st 10 lb) [1]
SchoolChantry High School (Worcestershire)
The King's School, Worcester
Rugby union career
Position(s) Number Eight, Flanker
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003–2012
2012–2014
2014–2017
2017–2018
Gloucester
USA Perpignan
London Irish

Coventry
178
49
63
24
(80)
(10)
(10)
(5)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006-2009
2008-2009
England Saxons
England

7

(0)
Correct as of 24 May 2018

Luke Narraway (born 7 September 1983 in Worcester) is a rugby union coach and former player, he played for London Irish until the end of the 2016-2017 season before joining Coventry as a player—coach for the 2017–2018 season. He is to become part of Bordeaux Bègles' coaching staff from 2018–19.

Club career[edit]

Narraway joined Gloucester Rugby from The King's School, Worcester after 4 years at The Chantry High School, Worcestershire. The back-row forward made his first team debut for Gloucester away at Leeds Carnegie in the Zurich Premiership in May 2003. On 29 February 2012 it was announced that Narraway would be joining French Top 14 side Perpignan at the end of the 2011-12 season.[2] On 26 February 2014 London Irish announced that they had signed Narraway on a two-year deal from the beginning of the 2014-15 season.[3] On 21 April 2016, he extended his contract for a further year.

On 12 April 2017 it was announced that Luke had signed a two-year contract to become a player- coach at Coventry.[4] Coventry won National League 1 in Luke’s first year, achieving promotion to The Championship.

International career[edit]

Narraway represented England Saxons at the 2006 Churchill Cup.[5]

On 29 January 2008, Narraway was named in the England team to play Wales in the opening round of the 2008 Six Nations Championship[6] and made a moderate England debut in this match on 2 February.[7] He continued to be selected on the bench for remaining fixtures over the rest of the 6 Nations championship.

Narraway was selected for England's squad touring New Zealand in June 2008 and played No.8 for both tests against the All Blacks.[8] He was credited to being one of the few players who played well in both matches.[9]

Since then, Martin Johnson announced Narraway in his Elite Player Squad for the 2008/09 season giving hope towards his inclusion in the England setup over the long-term future.[10] Narraway played against Wales[11] and Ireland[12] in the 2009 Six Nations Championship.

Narraway played for England Saxons at the 2009 Churchill Cup.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 April 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Luke Narraway leave Gloucester for French side USA Perpignan". BBC Sport. 29 February 2012.
  3. ^ "London Irish have signed England international forward Luke Narraway from USA Perpignan". Sky Sports. 26 February 2014.
  4. ^ http://www.coventryrugby.co.uk/2017/04/11/englands-luke-signs-up-to-cov/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Canada 11–41 England Saxons". BBC. 10 June 2006. Retrieved 15 August 2009.
  6. ^ "Narraway shocked at England call". BBC. 30 January 2008. Retrieved 2 February 2008.
  7. ^ "England 19–26 Wales". BBC. 2 February 2008. Retrieved 15 August 2009.
  8. ^ "New Zealand 44–12 England". BBC. 21 June 2008. Retrieved 15 August 2009.
  9. ^ Cleary, Mick (23 June 2008). "England v New Zealand". London: Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 15 August 2009.
  10. ^ "Tindall left out of England squad". BBC. 1 July 2008. Retrieved 15 August 2009.
  11. ^ "Wales 23–15 England". BBC. 14 February 2009. Retrieved 15 August 2009.
  12. ^ "Ireland 14–13 England". BBC. 28 February 2009. Retrieved 15 August 2009.
  13. ^ "Ireland A 49–22 England Saxons". BBC. 21 June 2009. Retrieved 15 August 2009.

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