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Chris Oti
England
Full name Christopher C. Oti
Born June 16, 1965, Paddington
Current age 49 years 137 days
Major teams Cambridge University, Wasps, England
Position Wing

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1988-1991 13 13 0 32 8 0 0 0 8 4 1 65.38
Five/Six Nations 1988-1989 6 6 0 12 3 0 0 0 4 1 1 75.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 1991-1991 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 50.00

Career statistics
Test debut Scotland v England at Murrayfield, Mar 5, 1988 match details
Last Test England v Italy at Twickenham, Oct 8, 1991 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list
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Chris Oti played 13 times for England on the wing between 1988 and 1991. His career was brief but he left his mark. Called into the England side for the Calcutta Cup match in 1988, he became the first coloured player to play for them for more than 80 years. He finished that Five Nations campaign with a hat-trick of tries against Ireland, the first by an English player at Twickenham since 1924. During that performance the crowd started singing Swing Low, Sweet Chariot and that has remained a Twickenham anthem since.

He retained his place the following season, scoring four more tries, but injury kept him out the Test side on the British Lions tour of Australia. In 1991 he played twice in the World Cup but injuries again returned and forced a premature end to his career.
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Jun 3, 1989
Paul Deans, Finlay Calder, Ieuan Evans and Chris Oti relax before leaving on the 1989 Lions tour
Paul Deans, Finlay Calder, Ieuan Evans and Chris Oti relax before leaving on the 1989 Lions tour
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Mar 19, 1988
England's Chris Oti goes over against Ireland
England's Chris Oti goes over against Ireland
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Mar 19, 1988
England's Chris Oti celebrates his hat-trick against Ireland
England's Chris Oti celebrates his hat-trick against Ireland
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Mar 19, 1988
Chris Oti celebrates his try
Chris Oti celebrates his try
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