|Weight||86kg (13st 7lb)|
|Caps||0 Test appearances|
A reputation as a jet-heeled youngster has followed Rob Miller from his days as an England U16, U18 and U20 player through to his achievement of being the top try-scorer in last season’s Aviva Premiership with ten tries for Sale Sharks – eight of them against different clubs. He duly joined club mates James Gaskell and Henry Thomas in the 2012-13 England Saxons squad.
Born in Carlisle and educated at Keswick School, he played for Aspatria before switching to Newcastle Falcons from 2007-10 and then figuring in 33 Premiership games for the Sharks in the past two seasons. Rob also appeared 14 times for the Falcons in the competition.
He had scored a try on his England U18 debut before studying at Northumbria University and training at Newcastle where he benefited from the influence of England fly-halves Jonny Wilkinson and Toby Flood. A double career change followed with a move to Bath last season and a seamless switch from the No. 10 jersey to full back with productive results.
Eight of his ten Premiership tries were away from Edgeley Park, the home that the Sharks have since vacated. A new era at the Salford City Stadium offers him new opportunities to use his pace and ball handling skills. Earlier this year, he was also nominated for the Aviva Game Changer of the Season award in recognition of his performances.
He had been called up as cover for England Saxons’ match against Scotland last February, having been initially identified as a fly half understudy to Charlie Hodgson at Sale when moving from the Falcons. His eight appearances for England U20 had the previous year had included four in the 2009 IRB Junior World Championship and seven victories overall.
Last updated: July 30, 2012