Mike Slemen

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Mike Slemen
Full name Michael Anthony (Charles) Slemen
Date of birth 11 May 1951
Place of birth Liverpool
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
National team(s)
Years 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.