Tony Diprose

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Tony Diprose
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Full name Tony Diprose
Date of birth (1972-09-22) 22 September 1972 (age 44)
Place of birth Orsett, Essex, England
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 112 kg (17 st 9 lb)
School The Campion School
University Loughborough University
Rugby union career
Current status
Current team retired
Playing career
Position Number eight
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team    
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
British & Irish Lions
10 (5)

Tony Diprose (born 22 September 1972, Orsett) is a former English rugby union footballer. He played at number 8.

Diprose attended The Campion School, Hornchurch.

In 1995/96, Diprose captained England A to an unbeaten season, just 12 months after being voted the RFU Young Player of the Year.

Diprose has won ten full caps for England and has a reputation of being one of the most talented footballing forwards of his generation. He won his first cap against Argentina in 1997 and scored a try.

In 1998, Diprose captained England against Australia after Matt Dawson was forced to withdraw through injury.[1]

Diprose signed for Harlequins from Saracens in April 2001 and made his début in the pre-season friendly against Bedford at Goldington Road four months later (18 August 2001).

Diprose scored his first try for Quins in the Heineken Cup match away to Munster (5 January 2002) and for his efforts over the 2002/03 campaign, he was named 'Supporters Player of the Season.'

Diprose retired at the end of the 2005/06 season and joined the coaching staff at Harlequins as the Academy Manager.[2]


  1. ^ "Sport: Rugby Union Young England given little hope". The BBC. 5 June 1998. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 
  2. ^ "Academy Coaches". Harlequins F.C. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Lawrence Dallaglio
English National Rugby Union Captain
Jun 1998
Succeeded by
Matt Dawson