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Chris Cracknell

Chris Cracknell

Key Facts

SquadEngland Sevens
PositionForward
Age30
Height1.88m (6'2")
Weight108kg (17st 0lb)
IRB World Series33 events

Profile

Starting all except two of England’s 45 matches in the 2010-11 HSBC World Series proved the Sevens pedigree of Chris Cracknell, who played in his 30th series tournament on the Gold Coast in October 2013 and has scored 17 tries in all. He played in four events in the 2013/14 season – the Gold Coast last October, Las Vegas in January, Wellington the following month and London in May.

His highlights include England’s first win in the Wellington tournament in February 2009 when New Zealand were beaten 19-17. He also helped his country to lift the Emirates Airlines London Sevens title in May that year with another victory over New Zealand, this time 31-26 in sudden death extra-time.

Chris had previously represented England U19 and U21 and also captained the South West U18 side. His club rugby experience has spanned Harlequins, Cornish Pirates, who he joined from Newbury Blues in 2006 and Worcester Warriors.

He has also played for Bath, making his Premiership debut in the 27-16 home defeat by Newcastle Falcons in October 2009 and switched to Worcester to reinforce the back row in the absence of Netani Talei, who had undergone shoulder reconstruction.

Last updated: May 16, 2014

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