Will Green

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Full name William Robert Green
Date of birth (1973-10-25) 25 October 1973 (age 43)
Place of birth Littlehampton, England
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 256 lb (18 st 4 lb)[1]
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Current team Retired
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1995–2005
2005–2007
Wasps
Leinster
164
44
(45)
(10)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1997–2003 England 4 (0)

William Robert Green (born 25 October 1973 in Littlehampton) was a rugby union footballer who played at prop for Wasps and Leinster.

Club career[edit]

Green began his career at Wasps, making his debut in 1995[2] and remained there until 2005. Whilst at Wasps he won the Heineken Cup in 2004,[3] the Challenge Cup in 2003[4] and the domestic Anglo-Welsh Cup (currently known as the LV Cup) in 1999[5] and 2000.[6] He was also part of the Wasps team which won the Premiership in 1996/97[7] and a further hat-trick of Premiership titles in 2003,[8] 2004[9] and 2005.[10] In the summer of 2005 he joined Leinster[11] where he remained until his retirement from the game in 2007.[12]

International career[edit]

Green had previously played for various England youth teams alongside the likes of Will Greenwood, Matt Dawson, Simon Shaw and Richard Hill.[13] After making his England debut against Australia in November 1997, Green went on to make 4 appearances for the national team. He was considered an outside candidate to be part of Clive Woodward's ultimately victorious 2003 Rugby World Cup winning squad.[14] However, he was overlooked in the end, despite getting his 4th and final cap against Wales in one of England's warm up games prior to the World Cup,[1] and being in the wider 43-man squad.[15]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Will Green". ESPNScrum. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Will Green Exclusive Interview". rugbynetwork.net. 17 July 2003. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Wasps rule Europe after sting of all stings". Guardian. 24 May 2004. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Bath Rugby 30 v 48 London Wasps". ercrugby.com. 25 May 2003. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Wasps win Cup at last". BBC. 16 May 1999. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Wasps deny Saints cup double". BBC. 13 May 2000. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "London Wasps Squad 1996/1997". wasps.co.uk. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Melville rails against loss of title deeds". Guardian. 2 June 2003. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Double-up Wasps are seven-day wonders". Guardian. 31 May 2004. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "Will o' the Wasps proves too tough for Tigers". Guardian. 15 May 2005. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "Green leaving Wasps for Leinster". BBC. 14 April 2005. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  12. ^ "Leinster sign Le Roux and Gomez". BBC. 15 May 2007. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  13. ^ "Rugby Union: A prop for the hard places". The Independent. 1 November 1998. 
  14. ^ "Woodward eyes World Cup options". BBC. 22 July 2003. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  15. ^ "Woodward names squad". Daily Telegraph. 9 July 2003. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 

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