Mike Slemen

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Mike Slemen
Full name Michael Anthony (Charles) Slemen
Nickname Slem
Date of birth 11 May 1951
Place of birth Liverpool
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Wing
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
British and Irish Lions
World XV
32 Pts:32; Tries:8;

Michael Anthony Slemen (born 11 May 1951)[1] is a former England international rugby union player. He toured South Africa in 1980 with the British and Irish Lions and at the time played club rugby for Liverpool.

Early life[edit]

Mike Slemen was born on 11 May 1951 in Liverpool.[1] Educated at St. Edward's College, Liverpool

Rugby union career[edit]

Slemen made his international debut on 6 March 1976 at Twickenham in the England vs Ireland match.[1] Of the 32 matches he played for his national side he was on the winning side on 15 occasions.[1] He played his final match for England on 4 February 1984 at Murrayfield in the Scotland vs England match.[1] He also played for a World XV on 9 August 1980 against Argentina in Buenos Aires, losing 36-22.[2]

Career and later life[edit]

He currently teaches Physical Education (part time) at the Merchant Taylors' School, Crosby. He is still currently the expedition leader of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.