Nick Kennedy

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Nick Kennedy
Full name Nicholas John Kennedy
Date of birth (1982-08-19) 19 August 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Southampton, Hampshire, England
Height 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
Weight 115 kg (18 st 2 lb) [1]
School Claires Court School
British School of Brussels
University University of Portsmouth
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Youth Career
? Marlow
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2001-2012
2012-2013
2013-2014
London Irish
Toulon
Harlequins
237 ((10))
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006-2010
2008-2009
England Saxons
England

70
(
0(5))

Nick Kennedy (born 19 August 1982) is a retired rugby union player and current Director of Rugby at London Irish. He played Lock for England, London Irish, Toulon and Harlequins.

His uncle Duncan Kennedy is a BBC news correspondent.

Kennedy represented England Saxons at the 2006 Churchill Cup[2] and 2007 Churchill Cup.[3]

He was called into the England Saxons side that defeated Ireland A on 1 February 2008.[4][5]

Kennedy was selected for the 2008 summer tour of New Zealand.[6] He was later picked for Martin Johnson's Elite Player Squad on 1 June 2008 ahead of Ben Kay.[7] He started his first game against the Pacific Islanders in which he scored a try.[8]

Kennedy participated in every game of the 2009 Six Nations.[9]

In 2012 Kennedy was signed for Toulon for the upcoming 2012/13 season [10] In May 2013 he started as Toulon won the 2013 Heineken Cup Final by 16–15 against Clermont Auvergne.[11] Following his request to be released from Toulon, he returned to England to sign for Harlequins for 2013/14 season.[12]

After just one season at Harlequins, Kennedy announced his retirement from playing in May 2014 in order to pursue a coaching career after he was appointed academy director at former club London Irish.[13] On 1 July 2016 he was announced as the new Director of Rugby in a new coaching setup following the departure of Tom Coventry.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby - London Irish". web page. Premier Rugby. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "England Saxons 7–13 Scotland A". BBC. 2006-06-03. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  3. ^ "England Saxons 51–3 USA". BBC. 2007-05-18. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  4. ^ "England Saxons squad for Ireland A match". RFU. 2008-01-23. Retrieved 2008-02-03. 
  5. ^ "Varndell shines in Saxons victory". BBC. 2008-02-02. Retrieved 2008-02-03. 
  6. ^ "Tour call-ups please Exiles coach". BBC. 2008-05-13. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  7. ^ "Tindall left out of England squad". BBC. 2008-07-01. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  8. ^ "England 39–13 Pacific Islanders". BBC. 2008-11-08. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  9. ^ "2009 Six Nations". BBC. 2009-03-21. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  10. ^ "BBC UK Rugby Union article". 
  11. ^ "Toulon claim Heineken Cup glory". ESPN. 18 March 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  12. ^ "Harlequins sign Nick Kennedy from Toulon". BBC Sport. 10 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "Nick Kennedy retires and Paul Hodgson returns to London Irish". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 
  14. ^ "Brendan Venter:London Irish name former player-coach in new set-up". British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 1 July 2016. 

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