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Christian Lewis-Pratt

Christian Lewis-Pratt

Key Facts

SquadEngland Sevens
PositionFly half
Age23
Height1.84m (6'0")
Weight88kg (13st 12lb)
IRB World Series15 events

Profile

A lofty fifth place in the list of leading scorers in the IRB World Series of 2012-13 shows the impression that Christian Lewis-Pratt has made. He amassed 221 points, including 50 overall in the Glasgow and London tournaments in May last year.

A two-year England Sevens contract in the summer of 2011 was the reward for Christian after a sequence of impressive performances on the FIRA/AER European GP Sevens series. The Richmond-born playmaker scored 191 points in the four tournaments in Lyon, Moscow, Barcelona and Bucharest, and he was one of 12 full-timers recruited by former head coach Ben Ryan.

Christian, who lives in Ascot, was a schoolboy Sevens star at Wellington College before turning professional with Northampton Saints and spending the 2010-11 season with Leeds Carnegie, where he appeared in 11 first team games. He scored 16 points on his Aviva Premiership debut at Gloucester and was on a dual registration for Doncaster Knights in the Greene King IPA Championship.

He represented Wales U16 and U18, playing alongside senior internationals such as Scott Williams and Kristian Phillips. Last season he played in seven of the nine tournaments – on the Gold Coast and at Wellington, the USA, Hong Kong, Japan, Glasgow and London – for England and scored 15 tries as well as landing 70 conversions and two penalty goals. Last June, he appeared in the RWC Sevens in Moscow, contributed a try with the first play of the quarter-final against Australia and kicked three conversions to guide England to a 21-17 win.

Last updated: January 30, 2014

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