Mike James (rugby union)

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Mike James
Full name Mike B. James
Date of birth (1973-07-21) 21 July 1973 (age 44)
Place of birth Vancouver, British Columbia
Height 196 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 110 kg (17 st 5 lb; 243 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
USA Perpignan
Stade Français
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1994–2007 Canada 57 (20)
Teams coached
Years Team
2008– BC Bears

Mike B. James (born 21 July 1973 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) is a former professional Canadian rugby union player. Standing at 196 cm tall and weighing in at 110 kg, James is an imposing figure and is well known for his expertise in the set pieces. He has played for the prestigious French Barbarians, and was featured in the 2005 team that included New Zealand greats Justin Marshall and Kees Meeuws. He last played in France for Stade Français and was part of the Stade teams that won the French Premiership titles in 2003, 2004 and 2007.

He earned 54 caps for Canada, 9 of which have come from World Cup matches. He captained Canada on several occasions, and most recently in the match against France at Nantes. James appeared in 4 World Cups – in 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2007[1] [2]

James retired from playing in 2008 and returned to Vancouver, where he was appointed as head coach of Burnaby Lake Rugby Club. He coached his old club for just over two seasons.

He has since served as coach of the BC Bears.


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