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Richard Wigglesworth
England
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Full name Richard Eric Peter Wigglesworth
Born June 9, 1983, Blackpool
Current age 31 years 168 days
Major teams England A, Sale Sharks, Saracens, England
Position Scrum-half
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 189 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2008-2014 15 7 8 5 1 0 0 0 11 4 0 73.33
Five/Six Nations 2008-2008 4 3 1 5 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 75.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2011 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 75.00

Career statistics
Test debut Italy v England at Rome, Feb 10, 2008 match details
Last Test England v Samoa at Twickenham, Nov 22, 2014 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2002-2014 195 115 80 110 12 10 10 0 126 63 6 66.15
Sale Sharks 2002-2010 113 72 41 65 6 7 7 0 61 48 4 55.75
Saracens 2010-2014 82 43 39 45 6 3 3 0 65 15 2 80.48
Profile

Versatile back Wigglesworth is equally adept at scrum-half, fly-half and on the wing.

A prominent contributor to the first England Under 21s' Grand Slam winning team in 2004, he was educated at Kirkham Grammar School and joined Sale Sharks Academy in 2001. He had represented England Schools' 18 Group, scored a try for the Under 19s against France and battled his way into the Sale side after facing tough competition from Bryan Redpath and Sililo Martens. The versatile back quickly established himself as a fans' favourite at Edgeley Park, appearing 113 times for the Manchester club.

Wigglesworth has five test caps to his name that included a try in England's win over France in Paris in 2008 and his most recent cap came against New Zealand in June of the same year. That proved to be his final cap for England to date, but in January 2010, Wigglesworth announced he would join Sale's rivals Saracens.

He enjoyed a brilliant first season at Saracens which resulted in him lifting the Aviva Premiership trophy. England boss Martin Johnson named Wigglesworth in his 45-man training squad for the World Cup in June 2011.

An injury to Danny care ensured that Wigglesworth traveled to New Zealand, where made three substitute appearances and one from the bench for England. On his return from international duty he suffered a serious knee injury that ruled him out of action for the rest of the season.

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Nov 16, 2014
Saracens' Richard Wigglesworth gets hold of David Mele
Saracens' Richard Wigglesworth gets hold of David Mele
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May 3, 2014
Richard Wigglesworth enjoys Saracens' victory with his daughter
Richard Wigglesworth enjoys Saracens' victory with his daughter
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Jan 18, 2014
Connacht's Fionn Carr evades Saracens duo Richard Wigglesworth and Schalk Brits
Connacht's Fionn Carr evades Saracens duo Richard Wigglesworth and Schalk Brits
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Sep 23, 2013
England scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth poses in his side's new alternate strip
England scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth poses in his side's new alternate strip
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