Richard Wigglesworth (rugby union)

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Richard Wigglesworth
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Birth name Richard Eric Wigglesworth
Date of birth (1983-06-09) 9 June 1983 (age 35)
Place of birth Blackpool, Lancashire, England
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 84 kg (13 st 3 lb) [1]
School Kirkham Grammar School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-half
Current team Saracens
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Sale Sharks
Correct as of 27 August 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008– England 31 (5)
Correct as of 17 March 2018
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps

Richard Eric Peter Wigglesworth (born 9 June 1983) is an English rugby union player for Saracens in the Gallagher Premiership.

Born in Blackpool, England, and attended Kirkham Grammar School. Wigglesworth's position of choice is as a scrum-half and can also operate as a fly-half or as a winger.

Wigglesworth started his professional career with Sale Sharks coming through the youth ranks, and starting the 2005–2006 Premiership final. [2] In June 2010, Wigglesworth moved to Saracens.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He married Lindsay Jane Fitzgerald in July 2009 and they now have a daughter, Matilda, and son, Freddie. Lindsay is a qualified dentist and graduated from Liverpool University's BDS course in 2007.

International career[edit]

Wigglesworth was called up to the England squad for the 2008 Six Nations Championship.[4][5] He was selected for the England Saxons and the training squad for the 2007 Rugby World Cup.[6]

He was named in the starting line-up for England in the 2008 RBS Six Nations Championship match against France in Paris.[7] Sale coach Philippe Saint-Andre says he is confident that England newcomer Wigglesworth has the mentality required for international rugby.[8] On 23 February 2008, he scored a 79th minute try to help England to a 24–13 win in Paris.


  1. ^ "RFU Official Site of the RFU, Governing Body of Rugby Union in England". web page. RFU. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Sale 45-20 Leicester". BBC. 27 May 2006. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Sale's Wigglesworth joins Sarries". BBC News. 2010-01-26. 
  4. ^ "Vainikolo named in England squad". BBC. 2008-01-09. Retrieved 2008-01-09. 
  5. ^ "Vainikolo – named in England squad". Sportinglife. 2008-01-09. Retrieved 2008-01-09. 
  6. ^ "England add Wigglesworth to squad". BBC. 2007-08-06. Retrieved 2008-01-09. 
  7. ^ "Wigglesworth handed England call". BBC. 2008-02-19. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 
  8. ^ "Wigglesworth 'right for England'". BBC. 2008-02-20. Retrieved 2008-02-21. 

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