Ryan Lamb

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Ryan Lamb
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Birth name Ryan Lamb
Date of birth (1986-05-18) 18 May 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Gloucester, England
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 88 kg (13 st 12 lb) [1]
School Severn Vale School
St Peter's High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half
Current team La Rochelle
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
London Irish
Leicester Tigers
La Rochelle
Correct as of 2 September 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007–2008 England Saxons 5 (46)

Ryan Lamb (born 18 May 1986 in Gloucester) is a rugby union player who plays at fly-half for La Rochelle.

Club career[edit]

A former pupil of St Peter's High School, he made his professional debut in the European Challenge Cup quarter final against Brive in 2006 which Gloucester Rugby won comfortably.[2] Lamb started in the subsequent final, as Gloucester defeated his future club, London Irish.[3]

He became first choice at Fly-half for Gloucester Rugby as they topped the table during the 2006–07 Guinness Premiership and 2007–08 Guinness Premiership seasons. However, they were thwarted in the play-offs in both seasons by the Leicester Tigers.[4][5]

Gloucester's continued failures in key games saw Dean Ryan lose faith in Lamb. He was dropped after Gloucester's home Heineken Cup defeat to Cardiff Blues in January 2009[6] amid concern that he failed to exercise sufficient control over games.[7]

Lamb was released by Gloucester at the end of the 2008–09 season.[8] Lamb signed for London Irish.[9]

During the Guinness Premiership match between London Irish and Sale Sharks on 28 March 2010, Lamb successfully converted a penalty to take his points tally for that competition past the 500-mark. On 24 March 2011 he signed a contract which took him to Northampton Saints for the 2011/12 season.[10] On 20 February 2013, Lamb would leave Northampton Saints to join Leicester Tigers for the 2013/14 season.[11] However, on 10 February 2014, Lamb would leave Leicester Tigers after seven months to join with Worcester Warriors with immediate effect, where he will rejoin Director of Rugby Dean Ryan at the Sixways Stadium.[12] He scored the winning conversion as Worcester were promoted back to the Aviva Premiership for the 2015-2016 season, beating Bristol 59-58 on aggregate.

On 19 May 2017, Lamb leaves Worcester for France in the Top 14 competition with La Rochelle on a two-year deal ahead of the 2017-18 season.[13]

International career[edit]

In 2006, Lamb represented England at the IRB U21 World Championship.[14] He debuted for the England Saxons on his 21st birthday against the USA at the 2007 Churchill Cup.[15] Lamb was also part of the Saxons side that defeated Ireland A on 1 February 2008 and competed at the 2008 Churchill Cup, which the Saxons won.[16][17][18]

Personal life[edit]

Lamb was arrested in the early hours of 1 March 2009 outside Subtone, a nightclub in Cheltenham. Lamb was charged with assault,[19] and was later fined for the incident.[20]

On 9 May 2010, Lamb was hit in the face with a bottle after an altercation involving fellow London Irish players and supporters of Chelsea Football Club in Clapham. He was taken to hospital but was not seriously injured.[21]


  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby - Northampton Saints". web page. Premier Rugby. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Gloucester 46–13 Brive". BBC. 2006-04-01. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  3. ^ "Gloucester 36–34 London Irish". BBC. 2006-05-21. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  4. ^ Orlovac, Mark (2007-05-12). "Premiership final". BBC. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  5. ^ Standley, James (2008-05-18). "Gloucester 25–26 Leicester". BBC. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  6. ^ "Gloucester 12–16 Blues". BBC. 2009-01-18. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  7. ^ "Ryan Lamb". ESPN Scrum. 2008-10-15. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  8. ^ "Gloucester release Allen and Lamb". BBC. 2009-05-01. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  9. ^ "London Irish sign fly-half Lamb". BBC. 2009-05-12. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  10. ^ "Northampton Saints sign Ryan Lamb from London Irish". BBC Sport. 18 March 2011. 
  11. ^ "Ryan Lamb to join Leicester Tigers from Northampton Saints". BBC Sport. 20 February 2013. 
  12. ^ "Ryan Lamb leaves Leicester Tigers to join Worcester Warriors". Rugby Week. 10 February 2014. 
  13. ^ "Worcester Warriors fly-half Ryan Lamb to join Top 14 French club La Rochelle". Planet Rugby. 19 May 2017. 
  14. ^ "England U21 31–12 Scotland U21". BBC. 2006-06-17. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  15. ^ "Saxons show their mettle with confident display". RFU. 2007-05-18. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  16. ^ "England Saxons squad for Ireland A match". RFU. 2008-01-23. Retrieved 2008-02-05. 
  17. ^ "Varndell shines in Saxons victory". BBC. 2008-02-02. Retrieved 2008-02-05. 
  18. ^ "Saxons beat Scotland A in final". BBC. 2008-06-21. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  19. ^ "BBC report on arrest". BBC. 2009-03-05. Retrieved 2009-03-05. 
  20. ^ "Rugby player punched fan in face". BBC. 2009-03-09. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  21. ^ "Rugby player injured in bar brawl". BBC News. 2010-05-15. 

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