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David Barnes
England
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Full name Michael David Barnes
Born July 12, 1976, Leicester
Current age 38 years 101 days
Major teams Barbarians, Bath Rugby, England A, Harlequins, Newcastle Falcons
Position Prop
Height 6 ft 0 in
Weight 235 lb

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 1998-2011 215 156 59 20 4 0 0 0 106 101 8 51.16
Harlequins 1998-2000 32 21 11 5 1 0 0 0 13 19 0 40.62
Bath Rugby 2000-2011 183 135 48 15 3 0 0 0 93 82 8 53.00
Profile

A rugged and determined prop for Bath and also the chairman of the Rugby Players' Association, Barnes made over 200 appearances and was England Saxons captain for the 2006 Churchill Cup.

During the 2006-07 season he appeared in every game for Bath and won the European Challenge Cup with the west country side in 2008. He was forced to retire by a neck injury in April 2011.

In his capacity as head of the RPA Barnes ensured the welfare of England's professional players. In 2008 he scaled Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest mountain, to raise funds for the Benevolent Fund and for the Tamara Johnson Trust Fund. Johnson, a Bath ladies player, sustained serious back injuries on the field during the 2007-08 season.

Latest Articles
Facing the 'Toughest Footrace on Earth' (Apr 4, 2014) The stakeholders on the new scrums (Aug 12, 2013) Barnes forced to call it a day (Apr 13, 2011) Wales hit by Thomas suspension (Oct 29, 2009) Players voice salary cap fears (Dec 23, 2008) David Barnes news and articles (7) »
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Aug 7, 2012
Wasps announce a partnership with leading mental health charity Mind
Wasps announce a partnership with leading mental health charity Mind
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May 25, 2011
David Barnes receives the RPA Try of the Year award from Stuart Barnes
David Barnes receives the RPA Try of the Year award from Stuart Barnes
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Oct 12, 2009
Damian Hopley, Topsy Ojo, David Barnes and Steve Borthwick
Damian Hopley, Topsy Ojo, David Barnes and Steve Borthwick
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Sep 16, 2006
Bath prop David Barnes
Bath prop David Barnes
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