Mike Worsley

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Mike Worsley
Date of birth (1976-12-01) 1 December 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth Warrington, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 17 st 2 lb (109 kg)
School St Ambrose College
Rugby union career
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)


1998–2003
2003–2006
Orrell
Bristol
London Irish
Harlequins
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National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003–2005  England 3 0

Mike Worsley (born 1 December 1976 in Warrington) is a former Rugby Union prop.

He started out with West Park St Helens, whilst playing in older age-groups for high-flying rugby school St Ambrose College in Altrincham, then followed by Orrell and Bristol before joining London Irish in September 1998. He started in the 2002 Powergen Cup Final at Twickenham, as London Irish defeated the Northampton Saints.[1]

Worsley represented England Schools 18-Group and England U-21s before his form with the exiles propelled him into the England A side. After initially being selected for the England squad to tour New Zealand and Australia in June 2003, Worsley teamed up with the England A squad that won the Churchill Cup in Canada.

He won his first cap as a replacement in the 40-5 victory over Italy in the Six Nations game at Twickenham on 9 March 2003. He then won his second cap in England's 51-15 defeat to Australia on 26 June 2004.

He toured New Zealand with England in summer 2004 before joining the Churchill Cup in Vancouver.

Mike Worsley joined Harlequins from Zurich Premiership rivals London Irish in the summer of 2003[2] and was part of the Quins side that defeated London Wasps 33-27 on the opening day of the 2003/04 season (13 September 2003).

Injury forced his retirement at the end of the 2005/06 season.

In September 2009, he became a teacher at Cranleigh School teaching Business Studies as well as being a tutor in one of the houses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Exiles claim Cup glory". BBC Sport. 20 April 2002. Retrieved 12 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "New signings and departures". Harlequins F.C. 13 May 2003. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 

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