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Dan Caprice

Dan Caprice

Key Facts

SquadEngland Sevens
PositionUtility back
Age25
Height1.72m (5'8")
Weight82kg (12st 12lb)
IRB World Series16 events

Profile

An emerging talent with burning pace and desire to succeed, Dan Caprice reached 24 career tries in the HSBC Sevens World Series by scoring two in the 22-12 win over Spain at Murrayfield during the final tournament of 2010-11 in May. It took his aggregate in the season to 11.  In the previous campaign he ran in nine, including an aggregate of five in Wellington and Las Vegas. 

He had signed in the summer of 2009 for National One club Blackheath, where he spent time on loan from Saracens in 2008-09, when he made his England Sevens debut in Hong Kong before appearing in his second tournament in Adelaide. Dan spent five years with Saracens Academy, having begun playing at Medway RFC in Rochester at the age of eight. He switched to Maidstone three seasons later, figured in their county cup winning age groups and represented Kent U15 to U18.

His tries to remember include one for Saracens Academy in the 36-17 defeat by Perth-based Western Force. He beat Force full back Dion Berryman in a footrace to a rolling ball over the line to pounce for the outstanding score of the match.

A former captain of Chatham Grammar School, Dan moved to Sevenoaks School and left there with an International Baccalaurate Diploma.

Athletics skills are superimposed on his rugby. He finished third in the English Schools Long Jump and was ranked the fourth highest junior in the UK during the same season.

A centre until he was 17, Dan now plays at full back or on the wing, emulating the versatility of Jason Robinson, the player he most admires. Away from the game, he enjoys strumming his ukulele, reading, listening to music and dancing.

Last updated: June 27, 2011

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