Piers Francis

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Piers Francis
Personal information
Full name Piers Francis
Born (1990-06-20) 20 June 1990 (age 26)
Gravesend, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 90 kg (14 st 2 lb)
Club information
Playing position First-five
Current club Auckland Blues
Youth career
Maidstone FC
2005–08 Saracens
2010 Auckland
Amateur team(s)
Years Team
2009 Auckland Marists ()
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Pts)
2011 Auckland 7 (7)
2012 Waikato 8 (10)
2012–14 Edinburgh 15 (33)
2014−15 Doncaster Knights 7 (0)
2015− Counties Manukau 9 (104)
2015- Blues 11 (41)

* Senior club appearances and points correct as of 15 July 2016.

† Appearances (Points).

Piers Francis (born 20 June 1990) is an English rugby union footballer who plays as a stand-off.


Francis was born in Gravesend, Kent and was a member of the Saracens Academy for three years during his teens. He moved to New Zealand at the age of 18 and played ITM Cup rugby for both Auckland and Waikato before returning to the UK in 2012 to sign with Edinburgh.

He spent two years with the Edinburgh outfit, but suffered an injury in the pre-season ahead of the 2013-14 campaign which effectively kept him out of action for the whole season.

He was released in the summer of 2014 along with other fly-halves Harry Leonard and Gregor Hunter.

It was announced in November 2014 that he had signed with RFU Championship side Doncaster Knights, with the contract running until March 2015.

For the remainder of 2015 Francis returned to New Zealand, where he linked with the ITM Cup team Counties Manukau on a two-year deal.[1] After a strong showing in a Tana Umaga coached side, he followed his coach and signed a deal with the Super Rugby team the Blues for the 2016 Super Rugby season.[2]


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