Full name James A. Slipper
Born June 6, 1989, Gold Coast, Qld
Current age 23 years 350 days
Major teams Australia Barbarians, Reds, Australia
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 257 lb
|IRB Rugby World Cup||2011-2011||7||3||4||0||0||0||0||0||5||2||0||71.42|
|The Rugby Championship||2010-2012||12||1||11||0||0||0||0||0||5||7||0||41.66|
|Test debut||Australia v England at Perth, Jun 12, 2010 match details|
|Last Test||Wales v Australia at Millennium Stadium, Dec 1, 2012 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Tournament list|
Slipper is widely regarded as the future of the Wallabies' front-row and has recently committed himself to the Australian Rugby Union for a further two years until 2013.
Slipper made his break through season in 2010 for the Queensland Reds and went onto debut for the Wallabies later that summer from the bench against England. Slipper was largely used as a replacement in the midst of the Robinson, Moore, Alexander monopoly of the Australian front-row.
After an impressive 2011 Super Rugby season with the Reds - which ended with a tournament win - Slipper was firmly in contention for a place in the final 30-man squad going to the World Cup. An ankle injury threatened to derail his campaign but coach Robbie Deans backed the youngster and Slipper went to the World Cup providing vital cover across the front-row.