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Wade Dooley
England
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Full name Wade Anthony Dooley
Nickname The Blackpool Tower
Born October 2, 1957, Warrington
Current age 56 years 325 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, England
Position Lock

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1985-1993 57 56 1 12 3 0 0 0 35 20 2 63.15
England 1985-1993 55 54 1 12 3 0 0 0 33 20 2 61.81
British and Irish Lions 1989-1989 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 100.00
Five/Six Nations 1985-1993 33 33 0 8 2 0 0 0 19 12 2 60.60
IRB Rugby World Cup 1987-1991 8 8 0 4 1 0 0 0 4 4 0 50.00

Career statistics
Test debut England v Romania at Twickenham, Jan 5, 1985 match details
Last Test Ireland v England at Lansdowne Road, Mar 20, 1993 match details
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England second-row Wade Dooley more than justified his nickname of "The Blackpool Tower". Standing at six fett eight inches tall and a Police Officer in Blackpool, Dooley amassed 55 England caps after making his debut against Romania in 1985.

Dooley formed an effective partnership alongside fellow Police Officer Paul Ackford in the England second-row, and was selected for the 1989 British and Irish Lions tour of Australia. He played in the final two Tests as the Lions secured a series win over the Wallabies.

Dooley was then part of an England team that recorded Five Nations Grand Slams in 1991 and 1992 before he was selected for his second Lions tour in 1993. This time he returned home early however, to attend his father's funeral. His replacement was a young Martin Johnson.

Dooley played the majority of his club career for Preston Grasshoppers, and retired after the 1993 Lions tour to continue as a Police Officer. Dooley ended his police career in 2007 and in December 2008 was announced as an RFU citing officer for the Guinness Premiership and newly-formed Championship.

Scrum Staff December 2008

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Mar 7, 1992
England's Wade Dooley competes with Wales' Stuart Davies
England's Wade Dooley competes with Wales' Stuart Davies
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Nov 2, 1991
Wade Dooley fights for lineout ball
Wade Dooley fights for lineout ball
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Mar 19, 1988
Chris Oti celebrates his try
Chris Oti celebrates his try
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Jun 8, 1987
England and Lions lock Wade Dooley
England and Lions lock Wade Dooley
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