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Dan Cole
England
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Full name Daniel Richard Cole
Born May 9, 1987, Leicester
Current age 27 years 145 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, England A, Leicester Tigers, England
Position Prop
Height 6 ft 3 in
Weight 253 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2010-2014 48 42 6 5 1 0 0 0 29 17 2 62.50
England 2010-2014 45 42 3 5 1 0 0 0 27 16 2 62.22
British and Irish Lions 2013-2013 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 66.66
Five/Six Nations 2010-2014 22 21 1 5 1 0 0 0 15 6 1 70.45
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2011 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 80.00

Career statistics
Test debut England v Wales at Twickenham, Feb 6, 2010 match details
Last Test Scotland v England at Murrayfield, Feb 8, 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 2008-2014 83 53 30 5 1 0 0 0 61 17 5 76.50
Leicester Tigers 2008-2014 83 53 30 5 1 0 0 0 61 17 5 76.50
Profile

A quiet, determined presence, Dan Cole rose to prominence with England after a tough start in the game at Leicester Tigers. Having spent time in the Championship with Nottingham, the tight-head battled with legendary Italy prop Martin Castrogiovanni for game-time at Welford Road and emerged in credit for the experience.

After becoming a regular fixture with the Tigers, Cole made his Saxons debut against Portugal in 2009 and turned out at that year's Churchill Cup.

He was then promoted to the England squad for the 2010 Six Nations as injury cover for Tigers team-mate Julian White and went on to make his debut as a replacement in the Championship opener against Wales. He was then granted his first start the following week against Italy in Rome.

A strong set-piece player, Cole over time developed into a tough, gritty forward around the field, securing a regular starting berth with England in the process. Following a poor team performance at the Rugby World Cup, Cole retained his spot under Stuart Lancaster and repaid his new coach's faith in part by demolishing the Irish scrum at Twickenham in the final game of the 2012 Six Nations.

Cole continued to build on his burgeoning reputation, starting all of England's Tests on tour in South Africa and their autumn internationals in 2013, which included a famous win over New Zealand. And he played a central role in their Six Nations campaign, which ultimately ended in disappointment.

However's season ended on a high as he was named in the Lions squad to tour Australia.

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Nov 14, 2013
Dan Cole and Dylan Hartley pack down in England training
Dan Cole and Dylan Hartley pack down in England training
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Sep 8, 2013
Leicester's Dan Cole takes the attack to Worcester
Leicester's Dan Cole takes the attack to Worcester
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May 25, 2013
Leicester's Dan Cole relaxes with the Premiership trophy
Leicester's Dan Cole relaxes with the Premiership trophy
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May 17, 2013
Leicester's Dan Cole poses for a portrait session ahead of the 2013 Aviva Premiership final
Leicester's Dan Cole poses for a portrait session ahead of the 2013 Aviva Premiership final
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