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Alex Corbisiero
England
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Full name Alexander R. Corbisiero
Born August 30, 1988, New York City, United States
Current age 26 years 111 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, England A, London Irish, Northampton Saints, England
Position Prop
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 273 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2011-2013 21 15 6 5 1 0 0 0 15 6 0 71.42
England 2011-2013 19 13 6 0 0 0 0 0 13 6 0 68.42
British and Irish Lions 2013-2013 2 2 0 5 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 100.00
Five/Six Nations 2011-2012 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 0 77.77
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2011 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 75.00

Career statistics
Test debut England v Italy at Twickenham, Feb 12, 2011 match details
Last Test England v Argentina at Twickenham, Nov 9, 2013 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 70 33 37 30 6 0 0 0 35 32 3 52.14
London Irish 2008-2013 59 25 34 25 5 0 0 0 26 31 2 45.76
Northampton Saints 2013-2014 11 8 3 5 1 0 0 0 9 1 1 86.36
Profile

Born in New York City, Corbisiero represented England at age grade and Saxons levels before being handed his Test debut against Italy in the 2011 Six Nations.

Boasting the physique of a contemporary prop, he was introduced to the game at the age of five by his American father. Before joining London Irish in 2005, he played for KCS Old Boys, London Scottish, Cobham and London Welsh and has also since appeared for Nottingham.

Corbisiero experienced the sharp end of the sport early in his career, coming off the bench as the Exiles lost out to Leicester Tigers in the Premiership final, but he quickly made ground to force a Saxons call-up and eventually a shot at Test rugby.

After deputising for the injured Andrew Sheridan during the 2011 Six Nations, Corbisiero won a call-up to the England squad for the Rugby World Cup. Playing a bit-part role, the loose-head remained a strong performer and kicked on under the guidance of coach Stuart Lancaster in the following Six Nations.

He toured South Africa in the summer of 2012 and featured in England's historic win against New Zealand at the end of that year but a chronic knee injury would wreck his Six Nations hopes and appeared to rule him out of the British & Irish Lions tour to Australia. But having regained his fitness he was selected for England's tour of Argentina before being called up by the Lions as cover for Ireland prop Cian Healy.

His strong form on tour saw him catapulted into the test team for the opening game against the Wallabies. A calf injury ruled him out of the second test but, after a remarkable recovery, he returned to the starting line-up for the final test when he scored a try and decimated Australia in the scrum to help the Lions to victory.

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Sep 14, 2014
Northampton Saints' Alex Corbisiero has a scrap with Ashley Johnson
Northampton Saints' Alex Corbisiero has a scrap with Ashley Johnson
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Jul 4, 2014
Alex Corbisiero proudly poses with the Premiership trophy
Alex Corbisiero proudly poses with the Premiership trophy
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May 13, 2014
Northampton Saints' Alex Corbisiero calls the shots in training
Northampton Saints' Alex Corbisiero calls the shots in training
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May 10, 2014
Northampton's Alex Corbisiero goes on a run
Northampton's Alex Corbisiero goes on a run
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