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Alasdair Strokosch
Scotland
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Full name Alasdair Karl Strokosch
Born February 21, 1983, Paisley
Current age 31 years 209 days
Major teams Cardiff Blues, Gloucester Rugby, Perpignan, Scotland A, Scotland
Position Back-row
Height 6 ft 3 in
Weight 235 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2006-2014 40 33 7 10 2 0 0 0 18 22 0 45.00
Five/Six Nations 2008-2014 15 11 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 12 0 20.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2011 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 33.33

Career statistics
Test debut Scotland v Australia at Murrayfield, Nov 25, 2006 match details
Last Test Canada v Scotland at Toronto, Jun 14, 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 2007-2012 77 56 21 5 1 0 0 0 39 35 3 52.59
Gloucester Rugby 2007-2012 77 56 21 5 1 0 0 0 39 35 3 52.59
Profile

Alasdair Strokosch made his debut for Scotland against Australia at Murrayfield in November 2006, but would have to wait over a year for his next cap against Ireland in the 2008 Six Nations.

Strokosch had represented Scotland at all age-grade levels as well as Sevens and 'A' level before his debut, and he returned to the 'A' side for the 2007 Churchill Cup before making a switch from Edinburgh to Gloucester.

Strokosch made an impact on the 2008 Six Nations, with a strong performance against Ireland earning him a start for the Calcutta Cup victory over England and a Man of the Match award in defeat against Italy. He subsequently missed out on selection for the autumn internationals against New Zealand and South Africa, but returned to action with a try against Canada at Pittodrie.

In Janaury 2009 he was included in Frank Hadden's squad for the 2009 Six Nations, playing four of the matches and going on to play a central role in Scotland's November internationals against Fiji, Argentina and Australia later that year.

However he fell down the pecking order for Gloucester and struggled to retain his place in the Scotland set up with John Beattie, Kelly Brown and John Barclay forming a back-row triumvirate.

But with Beattie omitted from the final 30-man squad for the World Cup - Strokosch will hope to be given a chance in the Scotland back-row.

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Strokosch prolongs Perpignan stay (Jul 23, 2013) Scotland hand Gilchrist debut (Mar 13, 2013) Scotland sweat on Strokosch fitness (Feb 3, 2013) Scotland ring the changes for Tonga (Nov 21, 2012) Strokosch ruled out of Boks Test (Nov 16, 2012) Alasdair Strokosch news and articles (18) »
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May 3, 2014
Perpignan's Alasdair Strokosch and Watisoni Votu are distraught after defeat by Clermont
Perpignan's Alasdair Strokosch and Watisoni Votu are distraught after defeat by Clermont
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Jun 22, 2013
Scotland's Alasdair Strokosch wrestles with Italy's Alessandro Zanni
Scotland's Alasdair Strokosch wrestles with Italy's Alessandro Zanni
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Jun 15, 2013
Scotland's Al Strokosch offloads in the tackle
Scotland's Al Strokosch offloads in the tackle
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Dec 26, 2011
Gloucester flanker Alasdair Strokosch
Gloucester flanker Alasdair Strokosch
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