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Martin Corry
England
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Full name Martin Edward Corry
Born October 12, 1973, Birmingham
Current age 41 years 70 days
Major teams Barbarians, British and Irish Lions, Leicester Tigers, England
Position Back-row, Lock
Height 6 ft 5 in
Weight 248 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1997-2007 71 47 24 30 6 0 0 0 40 30 1 57.04
England 1997-2007 64 43 21 30 6 0 0 0 39 25 0 60.93
British and Irish Lions 2001-2005 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 21.42
Five/Six Nations 1999-2007 26 15 11 5 1 0 0 0 16 10 0 61.53
IRB Rugby World Cup 1999-2007 11 7 4 15 3 0 0 0 7 4 0 63.63

Career statistics
Test debut Argentina v England at Buenos Aires, May 31, 1997 match details
Last Test England v South Africa at Stade de France, Oct 20, 2007 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 1997-2009 181 166 15 80 16 0 0 0 128 42 11 73.75
Leicester Tigers 1997-2009 181 166 15 80 16 0 0 0 128 42 11 73.75
Profile

Martin Corry has enjoyed a career at the top of the English game since making his debut for Leicester Tigers in 1997. He made the step up to international rugby later that year, running out for England against Argentina in Buenos Aires.

Corry has won five Premiership titles, two Heineken Cups and the Anglo-Welsh Cup during a hugely successful club career. At international level, Corry was part of the England squad that won the Rugby World Cup in 2003 and enjoyed a stint as England captain following the retirements of Martin Johnson and Lawrence Dallaglio.

Corry's time as England skipper was a difficult period for both the player and the national side, with vehement criticism reserved for England's slide into mediocrity post-2003. Corry, always a willing and able servant to England, bore a great deal of the strain as skipper and his tenure reached a low point during the 2006 autumn internationals as England lost to New Zealand, South Africa and, most damagingly, Argentina.

England coach Andy Robinson was replaced by Brian Ashton following the series, and although Corry was reatined in the England squad for the 2007 Six Nations he too was replaced by Phil Vickery as captain.

He made his second Rugby World Cup final in 2007, having led the side during the group stages, although this time England came in second behind South Africa and Corry retired from international rugby. He continued to captain Leicester in the Premiership, more commonly from the second-row, but in May 2009 he announced he would retire at the end of the season.

Corry possesses seven Test caps for the British and Irish Lions, touring Australia in 2001 and New Zealand in 2005, also winning a cap in the warm-up Test against Argentina at the Millennium Stadium in 2005.

Scrum Staff May 2009

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