Luther Burrell

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Luther Burrell
Date of birth (1987-12-06) 6 December 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Huddersfield, Yorkshire
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 104 kg (16 st 5 lb) [1]
School All Saints Catholic College
Huddersfield New College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Current team Northampton Saints
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006–2011
2011–2012
2012–
Leeds Carnegie
Sale Sharks
Northampton Saints
41
12
119
(40)
(15)
(120)
Correct as of 10 March 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014– England 15 (20)
Correct as of 5 June 2017
Correct as of West Indies

Luther Burrell (born 6 December 1987) is a professional rugby union player for Northampton Saints, he signed from Sale Sharks in the Summer of 2012 after a 1-year stint at the club.

Club career[edit]

Burrell studied at All Saints Catholic College and Huddersfield New College and started his career playing rugby league at U14 and U15 for the Huddersfield Giants before moving to Huddersfield Rugby Union Football Club.[2] He made his senior rugby union debut for Leeds Carnegie aged just 19(2006/07), and went on to make 41 appearances for the club. His rugby development was aided by several spells on loan to Championship clubs, including Sedgley Park (2007/08) and Otley. Burrell spent four seasons at Leeds before moving over the Pennines to Sale Sharks in 2011, the following season he signed for Northampton Saints. Where he won the Aviva Premiership in the 2013-14 season and gained 7 England caps. He also represented the West Indies at sevens.

International career[edit]

He was called up by Stuart Lancaster to represent England in May 2013 after his good form and an injury to another League convert Joel Tomkins.[3]

In January 2014, he was named in the England starting XV for the 2014 Six Nations Championship opening game away to France on 1 February, where he scored his first international try in a 26-24 defeat, running onto a pass to go over and score under the posts.[4] A week later on 8 February, he went on to score his second try in two matches at Murrayfield against Scotland in a 20-0 win.[5] He continued his fine form in the 2014 Six Nations by scoring yet another try in the 29-18 victory against defending champions Wales with a good finish in the corner, beating two Welsh defenders to latch on to a Billy Twelvetrees grubber-kick. On 27 August 2015, he was left out of England's 2015 World Cup squad.

In May 2016, Burrell was re-called back into the England side under Eddie Jones and played during the summer Test at Twickenham against Wales.[6] After scoring in the 20th minute of that game, Burrell was rewarded by travelling to Australia with the National side for their historic Test series win, the centre playing in the first game.[7][8]

International tries[edit]

Try Opposing team Location Venue Competition Date Result Score
1  France Saint-Denis, France Stade de France 2014 Six Nations Championship 1 February 2014 Loss 26 - 24 [9]
2  Scotland Edinburgh, Scotland Murrayfield Stadium 2014 Six Nations Championship 8 February 2014 Win 20 - 0 [10]
3  Wales London, England Twickenham Stadium 2014 Six Nations Championship 9 March 2014 Win 29 - 18 [11]
4  Wales London, England Twickenham Stadium Old Mutual Wealth Cup 29 May 2016 Win 27 - 13 [12]

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