Marland Yarde

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Marland Yarde
Marland Yarde 2014 (cropped).jpg
Yarde playing for London Irish in 2014
Date of birth (1992-04-20) 20 April 1992 (age 27)
Place of birthCastries, Saint Lucia
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight99 kg (15 st 8 lb; 218 lb)
SchoolGunnersbury Boys' School
Whitgift School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
London Irish

Sale Sharks
Correct as of 29 May 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)

England U16
England U18
England U20


Correct as of 19 June 2017

Marland Yarde (born 20 April 1992) is a Saint Lucian-born English rugby union wing who plays for Sale Sharks. He has previously played for London Irish, Harlequins and has spent time on loan at London Welsh. At international level Yarde represents England.

Early life[edit]

Born in Castries, Saint Lucia,[2] Yarde moved to England as a nine-year-old with his mother. He came through the England age-group teams after taking up rugby at 14 having originally played football with the Queens Park Rangers Academy. He then earned a scholarship to Whitgift School in South Croydon.[3]

Club career[edit]

Marland returned to London Irish from being on loan to London Welsh, ready for the 2010 season. In his debut season, Marland made one appearance for Irish, against Sale Sharks, He started at wing and in his debut match he scored a try. This wasn't enough to force his way through to the main team. The following season was an improvement, where he appeared for Irish a further 9 times, but his only tries came in the 52-point demolition of Gloucester, when he came on as a replacement to score two tries. In the 2012/2013 season he appeared 23 times for Irish, scoring 7 tries, including a hat-trick against Worcester Warriors..

In January 2014 he signed a two-year contract to join Harlequins for the 2014–15 season.[4] He finished his spell at Irish on a high note, scoring 20 points in his final two games including a hat trick against Gloucester Rugby.[5][6] In late October 2017, Harlequins Director of Rugby reported that Yarde missed three training sessions and was probably going to join another club. On 1 November 2017, it was announced that Yarde would join Sale Sharks. After Yarde's departure from Harlequins former teammate Chris Robshaw stated that "I am disappointed in him. Marland has unfortunately run out of lives and for us as a club we are going to be in a better place now,"[7]

International career[edit]

Yarde won his first England cap on 15 June 2013, against Argentina in the second Test of their summer tour. Named in the starting XV, he scored two tries in their record 51–26 victory.[8][9] He retained his place for the first Autumn International of 2013 against Australia which England won 20–13,[10][11] though he missed the two other games against Argentina and New Zealand through injury.[12]

A torn hip tendon sustained in London Irish's game against Leicester Tigers meant that he played no part in the 2014 Six Nations,[12] though he did return to the training squad for the last two games against Wales and Italy.[13][14] He was selected for the 2014 summer tour to New Zealand and started in all three tests,[15][16] scoring two tries.[17][18]

International tries[edit]

Marland Yarde running with the ball for England
Yarde playing for England against the Barbarians in 2013.
As of 7 July 2019 [19]
Try Opposing team Location Venue Competition Date Result Score
1  Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina Vélez Sársfield 2013 Summer Internationals 15 June 2013 Win 26 – 51 [8]
3  New Zealand Dunedin, New Zealand Forsyth Barr Stadium 2014 Tour of New Zealand 14 June 2014 Loss 28 – 27[17]
4  New Zealand Hamilton, New Zealand Waikato Stadium 2014 Tour of New Zealand 21 June 2014 Loss 36 – 13[18]
5  Wales London, England Twickenham Stadium 2016 Summer Tour Warm-Up 29 May 2016 Win 27 – 13[20]
6  Australia Brisbane, Australia Suncorp Stadium 2016 Summer Internationals 11 June 2016 Win 28 – 39[21]
7  Australia London, England Twickenham Stadium 2016 Autumn Internationals 3 December 2016 Win 37 – 21[22]
8  Argentina San Juan, Argentina Estadio Bicentenario 2017 Tour of Argentina 10 June 2017 Win 34 – 38[23]


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  2. ^ "Marland Yarde". Rugby Football Union. Archived from the original on 25 September 2013. Retrieved 27 September 2013.
  3. ^ Wildman, Rob (13 June 2013). "Yarde to earn first cap for England's youthful backline, and he certainly won't be waiting for the ball to come to him". Daily Mail. Retrieved 27 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Marland Yarde: Harlequins to sign London Irish & England winger". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Gloucester Rugby 38–30 London Irish". London Irish. Archived from the original on 18 September 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Marland Yarde". London Irish. Archived from the original on 25 May 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Harlequins better off without Marland Yarde, says Chris Robshaw". Sky Sports. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  8. ^ a b Standley, James (15 June 2013). "Argentina 26–51 England". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  9. ^ "Yarde bags debut brace". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 27 September 2013.
  10. ^ Low, Jonathan (31 October 2013). "London Irish wing Marland Yarde named in England team to face Australia". Reading Post. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  11. ^ Fordyce, Tom (2 November 2013). "England 20–13 Australia". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  12. ^ a b "England's Marland Yarde could miss entire Six Nations after hip injury". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  13. ^ "Manu Tuilagi and Marland Yarde recalled by England". Sky Sports. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  14. ^ "Manu Tuilagi recalled to England's matchday squad for Italy game". Sky Sports. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  15. ^ "Lancaster names initial 30-man NZ tour squad". Rugby Football Union. Archived from the original on 11 July 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  16. ^ "Marland Yarde". It's Rugby. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  17. ^ a b Dirs, Ben (14 June 2014). "New Zealand beat England 28–27 in second Test to seal series win". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
  18. ^ a b Dirs, Ben (21 June 2014). "New Zealand beat England 36–13 to complete series whitewash". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  19. ^ "Marland Yarde". 7 July 2019.
  20. ^ Cite error: The named reference England 27–13 Wales was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  21. ^ Cite error: The named reference Australia 28–39 England was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  22. ^ "England beat Australia to equal all-time record of 14 wins". BBC Sport. 3 December 2016.
  23. ^ "England beat Argentina thanks to Denny Solomona's late try". BBC Sport. 10 June 2017.

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