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Alex Waller

Alex Waller
Birth nameAlexander Marshall Waller[1]
Date of birth (1990-02-14) 14 February 1990 (age 29)[2]
Place of birthKettering, England
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Weight118 kg (18 st 8 lb)[1]
SchoolWellingborough School
Notable relative(s)Ethan Waller (brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Loosehead Prop
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009– Northampton Saints 250 (95)
Correct as of 9 February 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014– England Saxons 2 (0)
Correct as of 7 June 2017

Alexander Marshall Waller (born 14 February 1990) is a rugby union player for Premiership side Northampton Saints.[3]

Club career

Born in Kettering, Waller is a product of the Northampton Saints Academy and made his debut in November 2009 against the Ospreys.[2]

Waller soon established himself in the Saints' first team and featured in their double winning season five years after hit first run out in a Saints shirt. The young prop began both the European Rugby Challenge Cup and Aviva Premiership finals on the bench but came on at Twickenham to score the Premiership winning try in extra time as Saints beat Saracens to claim the title.[4][5]

Since then Waller has become a regular fixture in the Saints team and in the 2017/18 racked up his 150th consecutive appearance in the Aviva Premiership to take the title for the most consecutive appearances in the league’s history.[6] Waller also turned out for his 200th appearance in a Saints shirt that season.[7]

Most recently Waller helped Saints secure European Champions Cup rugby for 2017/18 as Saints beat Stade Francais in the European Champions Cup play-off final to claim the last spot in the top-tier of Europe for next season.[8]

International career

In January 2014 he was named as an injury replacement in the England Saxons squad for the game against the Ireland Wolfhounds.[9] The call up marked his first inclusion in any of England's representative teams.[10] He made his debut in the match as the Saxons slipped to a 14–8 defeat,[11] and earned a second cap the following week against Scotland A.[12] In May that year, Waller was among a group of 16 players called up after the Premiership Final to join up with the senior England squad for the three Test summer tour of New Zealand.[13]

Waller was named on the bench for the non-capped England XV game against the Barbarians on 31 May 2015.[14]

Honours

Northampton Saints

References

  1. ^ a b c "Alex Waller". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Alex Waller". Northampton Saints. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  3. ^ [www.northamptonsaints.co.uk]
  4. ^ [www.bbc.co.uk]
  5. ^ [www.bbc.co.uk]
  6. ^ [www.instagram.com]
  7. ^ [www.premiershiprugby.com]
  8. ^ [www.northamptonsaints.co.uk]
  9. ^ "Rokoduguni named in exciting Saxons squad". Rugby Football Union. Archived from the original on 20 January 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  10. ^ "Waller called up into Saxons training squad". Northampton Saints. Archived from the original on 20 January 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  11. ^ "England Saxons 8–14 Ireland Wolfhounds". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  12. ^ "England Saxons and Scotland A play out draw in Glasgow". Sky Sports. Archived from the original on 23 February 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  13. ^ "Northampton prop Alex Waller added to England squad for New Zealand tour". Sky Sports. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  14. ^ [www.bbc.com]
  15. ^ Hassan, Nabil (31 May 2014). "Saracens 20–24 Northampton Saints". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  16. ^ Osborne, Chris (22 May 2014). "Bath 16–30 Northampton Saints". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 June 2014.

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