Sam Harrison (rugby union)

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Sam Harrison
Birth name Sam Harrison
Date of birth (1990-04-07) 7 April 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Leicester, England
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 80 kg (12 st 8 lb; 176 lb) [1]
School John Cleveland College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-half
Current team Leicester Tigers
Youth Career
Leicester Academy
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)

Leicester Tigers
Correct as of 6 March 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009 England U20 ()

Sam Harrison (born 7 April 1990 in Leicester, England) is an English rugby union player who plays as a scrum-half for Leicester Tigers.

Club career[edit]

His first appearance for Leicester Tigers came as a replacement at home against Benetton Treviso in the Heineken Cup.[2]

He was dual-registered with Nottingham for the 2009–10 season, and Harry Ellis's return from injury saw Harrison kept to a bench spot whilst the Leicester Academy team played in the Guinness A League.[3]

Ellis's retirement in July 2010 resulted in Harrison's promotion to the full-time Leicester squad.[4]

Sam is an ambassador for Dorothy Goodman School, a Special Educational Needs school in Hinckley, Leicestershire.

In 2016/17, his versatility earned him brief cover spells as fly half during periods of injury to both Freddie Burns and Owen Williams, even standing in as a goalkicker.[5]

International career[edit]

Harrison has featured in the England U16, U18 and U20 squads.


  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby - Gloucester Rugby". web page. Premier Rugby. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Wildman, Rob (19 January 2009). "Ben Youngs must wait his turn but his Leicester future looks bright". London: Telegraph site. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  3. ^ "Tigers crowned 'A' league champions". Guinness Premiership website. 4 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-14. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Leicester Tigers coach Richard Cockerill pays tribute to retiring star Harry Ellis". Leicester Mercury website. 14 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  5. ^ "Sam Harrison (Scrum-half) | Leicester Tigers". Leicester Tigers. Retrieved 2017-09-12. 

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