Richard Blaze

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Richard Blaze
Full name Richard James Blaze
Date of birth (1985-04-19) 19 April 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight 18 st 9 lb (118 kg)
School King’s Norton Boys’ School
Birmingham & Bishop Challoner School
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2003–2004
2004–2007
2007–2010
Moseley
Worcester Warriors
Leicester Tigers

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National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2007–2009 England Saxons 5 (0)

Richard Blaze (born 19 April 1985 in Birmingham, England) is an English former rugby union player, who played Lock for Leicester Tigers.

Blaze represented England at U21 level while at Worcester Warriors,[1] in the summer of 2006, he played in all five games during the Grand Slam.[citation needed] In 2007, he signed for Leicester Tigers .[2]

Blaze represented England Saxons at the 2007 Churchill Cup[3] and 2008 Churchill Cup.[4]

Blaze was called up to Martin Johnson's England squad for the 2009 Autumn Internationals.[5]

Blaze missed much of the 2008–09 season due to a foot injury, sustained in November against Bath Rugby. A recurrence of the problem saw him also miss much of the 2009–10 season as well, in a disappointing turn of events after having been picked for England's Elite Squad as a replacement for Simon Shaw.[6] Blaze retired on 21 October 2010 after suffering a foot injury.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England U21 31–12 Scotland U21". BBC. 2006-06-17. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  2. ^ "Leicester sign Blaze and Erinle". BBC. 2007-02-22. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  3. ^ "England Saxons 17–13 NZ Maori". BBC. 2007-06-02. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  4. ^ "USA 10–64 England Saxons". BBC. 2008-06-07. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  5. ^ "Injury-hit England make changes". BBC. 26 October 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2010. 
  6. ^ Wildman, Rob (2009-12-04). "Richard Blaze faces another frustrating year on sideline". London: Mail Online. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 
  7. ^ Sherard, Gary (20 October 2010). "Richard Blaze announces rugby retirement". Leicester Tigers. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 

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